In a first for streaming website DC Universe, one of their shows will also air on traditional television. Stargirl, produced by Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns, will air on The CW one day after its premiere on the streaming platform. The drama is the latest superhero show for Berlanti, who also produces Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Batwoman, among many others. It was also announced that Brec Bassinger’s first Arrowverse appearance will occur during the crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”
DC Universe released this synopsis of the show, which stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, a high schooler who:
is forced to moved to Blue Valley, Neb., after her mom re-marries. After learning that her new stepfather Pat (Luke Wilson) used to be JSA member Starman’s (Joel McHale) sidekick Stripesy, she borrows Starman’s Cosmic Staff and suits up as Stargirl. Pat ends up coming out of retirement and starts operating a 15-foot super-robot as her sidekick Stripes.
Stargirl appeared previously on Smallville and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, played by different actresses. The character was created by Geoff Johns in memory of his sister Courtney, who died in a plane crash in 1996. Her first comic appearance was in 1999.
The show also stars Anjelika Washington, Yvette Monreal, Christopher James Baker, Joy Osmanski, Neil Hopkins, Nelson Lee, Cameron Gellman, Amy Smart, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone, and Trae Romano, with Joel McHale, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Brian Stapf, Henry Thomas, Luke Wilson, and Meg DeLacy recurring.
No premiere date has been announced, but DC Universe has said that the show will likely premiere in early 2020 after the crossover event. The episodes will also be available on The CW streaming platforms after airing on the network.