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Geoff Johns to write & serve as exexutive producer on DC Universe series Stargirl

The heroic Stargirl, co-created by Johns, will make her return to live-action with her very own DC Universe series.

Stargirl

Updated 07/19/18 4:40 p.m. – Updated with new info from DC Entertainment.

DC Universe’s offerings of original live-action content is growing, as the platform is ready to add a fourth series to the ones that will roll out through 2018 and 2019. During the spotlight panel of Geoff Johns at San Diego Comic Con, he announced that new show which is one that is near and dear to the creator: Stargirl

Co-created by Johns and Lee Moder, Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl made her big debut in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #1 in 1999 and was heavily modeled personality-wise after John’s sister Courtney who tragically died in the explosion of TWA flight 800 in 1996. Stepdaughter of Pat Dugan, Courtney found the original Star-Spangled Kid’s gear and became a superhero (with her stepfather alongside her as the robot suit wearing S.T.R.I.P.E.) that eventually joined the Justice Society of America.

STARGIRL follows 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.

Johns will write executive producer the series with WB/DC TV veterans Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter along as executive producers as well.

Stargirl joins the already announced Titans, Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol as the live-action offerings to anchor the upcoming DC Universe streaming platform. This is not Courtney’s first time in live-action, that would be her appearance on Smallville years ago as a member of the Justice Society.

There is no word on debut date, casting, etc but it seems likely the series will not arrive until 2019 or beyond.

 

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