The DC Universe is gearing up for the start of Stargirl, a new superhero series focused on DC Comics heroine Courtney Whitmore, played by Brec Bassinger.
From Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti (the latter of whom is behind The CW’s various DC shows – The Flash, Supergirl and Batwoman among them), the series follows Courtney, a girl discovers a cosmic staff once belonging to Starman (Joel McHale). Turns out that her father (Luke Wilson) was once Starman’s sidekick. Courtney’s life soon takes quite the turn as she finds herself inspiring an unlikely group of young heroes – a reimagined Justice Society of America – to stop the villains of the past.
The show’s other characters include Yolanda Montez / Wildcat, played by Yvette Monreal; Beth Chapel / Doctor Mid-Nite, played by Anjelika Washington; Rick Tyler / Hourman, played by Cameron Gellman; Jordan Mahkent / Icicle, played by Neil Jackson; Henry King Sr. / Brainwave, played by Christopher James Baker; and Paula Brooks / Tigress, played by Joy Osmanski; among others.
Rave reviews have come from critics that were able to check out the first few episodes, with many describing it is an enjoyable, family-friendly series with heart and excitement. This trailer and the one before it also bode well. Another one to add to the list!
Stargirl will be premiering on U.S. streaming service DC Universe on May 18 before hitting The CW on May 19. No word on when or where it will land in Australia. Perhaps Netflix, like Titans and Doom Patrol?