DC’s STARGIRL Postpones Premiere to May 18

by JC Alvarez
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A new star is born! But landfall of DC’s STARGIRL on DC Universe is being pushed to premiere on May 18, a day shy of its primetime debut on The CW bringing the Golden Age of Heroes to life!

The primetime landscape is anxiously awaiting the arrival of its latest star! From executive-producer Geoff Johns comes DC’s Stargirl starring Brec Bassinger as high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore the secret identity and inheritor of the mantle of one of the Golden Age’s most powerful defenders. When Whitmore moves from the West Coast to Blue Valley, Nebraska, on the initiative of her mom and step-father Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson), it isn’t long before she stumbles upon Pat’s secret life as a sidekick to Starman, a member of a team of superheroes.

Hidden among Pat’s things, Courtney finds several pictures chronicling the exploits of a group of costumed adventures that when assembled called themselves the Justice Society of America. Many of the heroes were murdered or lost in a confrontation against a team of villainous adversaries lead by a sinister mastermind. Among those heroes lost in the battle is Starman (Joel McHale) who leaves his Cosmic Staff in the trusted care of his sidekick, Pat Dugan. When Courtney finds the staff and discovers she has a gift for controlling it, she becomes Stargirl!

Stargirl “Pilot” Pictured: Brec Bassinger as Courtney/Stargirl Photo: The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The new series will make its debut on the subscriber-based service DC Universe, on Monday, May 18, postponed a week from its original launch, but still a full day earlier to its launch on The CW which is slated for Tuesday, May 19. Along with catching all-new episodes 24 hours ahead of network television audiences, episodes on DC Universe will air commercial-free and in some instances include extended scenes not appearing in their broadcast counterparts. Bonus content on the DC Universe will also include behind-the-scenes looks, and cast and crew interviews.

The character and now the live-action drama is a very personal project for Johns’, who based the heroine on his own sister who died in a plane crash. Introduced in 1999, Stargirl entered onto the superhero landscape part of a new generation of heroes inspired by the classic Golden Age adventurers that banded together to form the Justice Society of America (the predecessor to the Modern Era’s Justice League). Whitmore is given the Cosmic Staff, once wielded by the JSA member Starman, and decides to follow in his footsteps and re-institutionalize the JSA.

DC’s STARGIRL #2 from its original creator and comic book writer Geoff Johns (executive producer of Titans, Arrow, The Flash, and Batwoman) and starring Brec Bassinger, Amy Smart and Luke Wilson premiere on the subscriber-based DC Universe on Monday, May 18 and in primetime on The CW, Tuesday, May 19.

John’s executive produces DC’s Stargirl with Melissa Carter, the series’ co-showrunner, and is also executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Greg Beeman for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros Television.

For more information on DC’s Stargirl visit www.cwtv.com/shows/stargirl/. 

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