DC has a lot in stored for their fans these coming years. With DCEU and the success of the Arrowverse on The CW, DC is continuing their success with launching many new shows – one of which will center around Courtney Whitmore AKA Stargirl. The casting for show has begun and that gave us fans more details about the upcoming show.
The Hashtag Show reports that the series is looking towards an 18 year old to lead the series as the titular character. Ethnicity isn’t going to restricted for this casting with is always nice to hear. However, Stargirl is known for her blonde hair and blue eyes given that the character is known as the Star-Spangled Girl. The character is described as “an intelligent, compassionate and athletic young woman.”
Stargirl is a big project for Geoff Johns given that he not only created the character, but he based it off his sister of the same name who sadly died in the explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996. The character made her debut in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #1 (1999). This will also be the third live-action adapation of the character following Smallville (Britt Irvin) and Legends of Tomorrow (Sarah Grey). Johns has been understandably wanting to do this show for quite awhile. However, due to his commitments with the DCEU as well as him overseeing many projects in the DC Comics, the project was delayed.
Stargirl will be a part of the original shows released under the DC Streaming App, DC Universe. Other shows in the app will include Titans, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Harley Quinn, and the highly anticipated return of Young Justice. DC Universe is reportedly launching sometime in the Fall with Titans being the first original series to be released under the new streaming service.
While there is no news about when Stargirl will be released, it is safe to assume a premiere date sometime in late 2019.