The CW Just added yet another DC show to its already impressive lineup. Stargirl, which is being produced for the DC Universe streaming service is now going to be airing on The CW as well. The announcement adds yet another interesting wrinkle to the way in which DC is handling the original shows produced for its streaming service, but it’s good news for fans of the ArrowVerse.
According to Deadline, Stargirl will first debut on DC Universe and then will air in primetime on The CW the following day. The show will also be made available for free via CWTV.com and The CW app. Does that take away some perceived value for DC Universe subscribers? That depends on how they want to look at it, but it’s clear these shows aren’t quite as exclusive as ones produced for rival streaming services like Netflix or Disney+.
Titans remains the only DC Universe original that is still going that only airs on the platform. Doom Patrol season 2, it was announced earlier this year, will also be airing on HBO Max after the service launches in 2020. It’s unclear if a deal will be made for the Harley Quinn animated series to stream or air elsewhere, but things seem to be trending in that direction.
Stargirl features Brec Bassinger as the titular superhero, who was created by Geoff Johns. The comics legend based the character on his late sister. Johns serves as showrunner and executive produces with Melissa Carter, who serves as co-showrunner. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are also on board as producers.
Here’s the synopsis for Stargirl.
“STARGIRL follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.”
The cast for the show also includes Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Cameron Gellman, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Jake Austin Walker, Christopher James Baker and Hunter Sansone.
“Obviously, Stargirl was the first character I created for DC,” Johns said when the series was first announced. “Most important, Courtney Whitmore was inspired by my sister who passed away,” he added. “To have an opportunity to tell a story celebrating this superhero was literally the first thing I wanted to do because it is so personal to me. Also, a character that speaks to being young, to a legacy and to pushing forward seems so important to me nowadays.”