‘Stargirl’ Series Trailer: Joel McHale Hands the Torch to CW/DC Universe’s New Superhero

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Because there’s no such thing as too many superhero shows to keep track of, the trailer has arrived for upcoming DC Universe / The CW series Stargirl.

Based on the DC Comics character, Stargirl will star Brec Bassinger (47 Meters Down: Uncaged) as high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore, who becomes the titular superhero when Starman (Joel McHale) is no more. The series will also be reimagining DC’s first superhero team, the Justice Society of America.

The cast includes Luke Wilson Courtney’s stepfather, Amy Smart as her mother, and Trae Romano as her new stepbrother. Also on board are Neil Jackson and Hunter Sansone, although their roles are being kept under wraps for the time being.

The character of Stargirl was created in 1999 by series creator and executive producer Geoff Johns, who based her name, appearance, and personality were on his late sister, Courtney, who died in a plane explosion in 1996.

In the US, Stargirl will begin its weekly episode release on streaming platform DC Universe in spring 2020. The CW will be airing episodes the day after they stream.

Official synopsis for Stargirl:

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.

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