STARGIRL LIVE-ACTION SERIES COMING TO DC UNIVERSE FROM GEOFF JOHNS AND HUMANITAS Trustee GREG BERLANTI
The DC Universe just added yet another show.
The new streaming service from DC Entertainment already boasted an impressive initial lineup of shows, including the live-action series Titans, Doom Patrol, and Swamp Thing, and the animated series Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders. Now, thanks to Geoff Johns and Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti, we can add another live-action series to the mix: Stargirl.
Johns announced the series during his own spotlight panel at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, and revealed that it will be among the projects produced through his new Mad Ghost Productions company, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Johns will both write and executive produce the show alongside executive producer Berlanti, who will now have a whopping 15 ongoing TV series to his name.
Stargirl is Courtney Whitmore, whose personality and named came from Johns' own late sister Courtney, who died in 1996. The character debuted in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #1 in 1999, created by Johns and artist Lee Moder, as a legacy hero who donned the costume of the original Star-Spangled Kid. After joining the Justice Society of America, Courtney was given the cosmic staff of Jack Knight (Starman) and assumed the identity of Stargirl.
The live-action series promises to use Courtney and the Justice Society in new and exciting ways, allowing Johns to revisit the characters who helped make him a major force at DC Comics in the first place.
Stargirl, which will launch as a 13-episode live-action drama, is set to debut on DC Universe sometime in 2019. So, start your dream casting engines now.