Fresh off that stunning first trailer for the streaming service’s Titans show, now comes word that a Stargirl series is in development for DC Universe.
DC Universe, of course, is the upcoming new on-demand service that will offer exclusive DC Comics-driven content. As well as the live-action Teen Titans series Titans, the currently-announced brand new content includes the live-action duo of Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing, plus animated efforts Young Justice: Outsiders and the swanky Harley Quinn. And now, Geoff Johns has announced Stargirl.
The longtime JSA member will take centre-stage in her own live-action show that will see her “on a mission to bring back the legacy of the Justice Society.” Johns revealed that news during a spotlight panel at the ongoing San Diego Comic Con, and he’ll be writing and producing the series through his Mad Ghost Productions banners. Greg Berlanti and Berlanti Productions will also be involved.
As a character, Courtney Whitmore was created by Johns and Lee Moder back in 1999. There, she was the second person to take on the moniker of the Star-Spangled Kid. By 2003, she would take on the mantle of Stargirl after Jack Knight gifted her with the Cosmic Staff. In terms of powers, Stargirl ticks plentiful standard superhero boxes – super strong, super quick, super agile, enhanced stamina – but it’s the swanky Cosmic Staff that makes her stand out a little, with that offering her the ability of flight, energy manipulation, and a few other nifty skills.
For those in the United States, DC Universe will debut later this year for a yearly membership cost of $74.99 or $7.99 per month. There’s yet to be any sort of launch date confirmed for those outside of the US, though – which is making our excitement and impatience increase in equal measure here at Moonbase Alpha!
Expect more on Stargirl and DC Universe as we get it.