DC Universe’s next live-action series “Stargirl” will get a second run on The CW broadcast network, it was announced on Thursday.
“Stargirl,” which stars Brec Bassinger as the title character, will air new episodes on The CW, one day after they premiere on DC Universe. The series will premiere sometime during the second quarter of 2020. Episodes will also be available on The CW’s digital platforms, including CW Seed.
The deal for “Stargirl” is similar to how Warner Bros. is treating the second season of “Doom Patrol,” which will stream its second season on both DC Universe and HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service launching next May.
“Stargirl” centers on high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger), who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, and is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.
The series focuses on the character that started creator Geoff Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.
Johns will serve as showrunner and executive produce with Sarah Schechter and Greg Berlanti. Melissa Carter will serve as co-showrunner. That cast includes Joel McHale, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Anjelika Washington, Amy Smart, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone, Trae Romano and Luke Wilson.