News TV | Written by Andrew Pollard 22/11/2019

STARGIRL Heading to The CW

With Stargirl at first pegged as yet another DC Universe exclusive show, now comes an update on the series being available elsewhere.

Via Deadline, it’s now been confirmed that the Brec Bassinger-headlined Stargirl will not only premiere at a to-be-revealed 2020 on DC Universe, but then each episode will air the following night on The CW app.

Where this leaves the series for UK fans remains to be seen, but hopefully the show will land on Sky, Netflix, or Amazon Video. For example, Titans and Swamp Thing were initially exclusive to the DC Universe streaming service, yet Titans eventually landed on Netflix and Swamp Thing is available on Amazon.

Joining Bassinger’s Courtney Whitmore, Stargirl will also feature Luke Wilson as S.T.R.I.P.E., Amy Smart as Barbara Whitmore, Henry Thomas as Doctor Mid-Nite, Joel McHale as Starman, Brian Stapf as Wildcat, Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Hourman, and roles for Anjielka Washington and Giancarlo Esposito. On the other side of the fence, the villains of the piece so far will be Neil Hopkins as Sportsmaster, Joy Omanski as Tigress, and Nelson Lee as Dragon as the series gets set to feature the nefarious Injustice Society to do battle with some of the JSA’s finest heroes.

The early synopsis on Stargirl reads:

Stargirl will follow the story of Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger) who is a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

The iconic Geoff Johns is on writing and producing duties for Stargirl, with him famously having created the Courtney Whitmore character following the tragic death of his own sister.

Interestingly, there is some online rumblings that the Stargirl character may actually make an appearance in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event that’s set to change the landscape of the Arrowverse.

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