Stargirl (TV series)

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Stargirl
Stargirl TV series.jpeg
Genre
Created byGeoff Johns
Based on
Starring
Composer(s)Pinar Toprak[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkDC Universe

Stargirl is an upcoming American drama web television series, based on the DC Comics superhero Stargirl created by Geoff Johns and Lee Moder, that is set to premiere in early 2020 on DC Universe and The CW.

Premise[edit]

High school sophomore Courtney Whitmore discovers a powerful cosmic staff. After learning that her step-father Pat Dugan used to be a hero sidekick, she becomes the inspiration for a new generation of superheroes.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
1"Pilot"[16]Glen Winter[16]Geoff Johns[17]2020 (2020)TBA

Production[edit]

Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl.

Development[edit]

Stargirl appeared in three episodes of season two of The CW's Arrowverse series Legends of Tomorrow, portrayed by Sarah Grey, between October 2016 and February 2017.[18] On July 19, 2018, it was announced that DC Universe had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of thirteen episodes. The pilot is set to be written by Geoff Johns who will executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Production companies involved with the series are expected to include Mad Ghost Productions, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. Television.[17]

Casting[edit]

In September 2018, it was announced that Brec Bassinger had been cast as Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl.[2] In November 2018, Anjelika Washington,[5] Yvette Monreal, and Christopher James Baker were cast, all in undisclosed roles.[6] The next month, Joy Osmanski was cast as Paula Brooks / Tigress, Neil Hopkins was cast as Lawrence “Crusher” Crock / Sportsmaster, and Nelson Lee was cast as Dragon King, members of the Injustice Society.[8] In January 2019, Luke Wilson was cast as Pat Dugan / S.T.R.I.P.E..[3]

In December 2018, the following members of the Justice Society of America were cast, all recurring roles: Joel McHale as Sylvester Pemberton / Starman,[11] Lou Ferrigno, Jr. as Rex Tyler / Hourman,[12] Brian Stapf as Ted Grant / Wildcat,[13] and Henry Thomas as Charles McNider / Doctor Mid-Nite.[14]

Filming[edit]

Filming began on March 14, 2019 in Dallas, Georgia.[19][20][21]

Release[edit]

Stargirl has been scheduled by DC Universe to be released in the second quarter of 2020.[22][23] In November 2019, it was announced that The CW would broadcast each episode the day after it premieres on the streaming service, with each episode available to stream on The CW's online platforms after its broadcast.[23]

Marketing[edit]

On December 7, 2019, a teaser trailer was released.[24]

Arrowverse[edit]

Bassinger's character was briefly introduced in the Arrowverse crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths".[25] The series is set on Earth-2.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season 2 Episode 11 | Pinar Toprak took a pivotal trip to Tower Records". SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Boucher, Geoff (September 20, 2018). "'Stargirl' Discovered: Warner Bros Takes Shine To Brec Bassinger As DC Universe Superhero". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Boucher, Geoff (January 8, 2019). "'Stargirl': Luke Wilson Joins Cast Of DC Universe Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Boucher, Geoff (February 4, 2019). "'Stargirl': DC Universe Series Adds Jake Austin Walker and Meg DeLacy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Burlingame, Russ (November 2, 2018). "'Stargirl' Casts Anjelika Washington in Undisclosed DC Role". Comicbook.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (November 29, 2018). "'Stargirl': Yvette Monreal & Christopher James Baker Set As Regulars In DC Universe Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Orquiola, John (January 16, 2020). "Crisis On Infinite Earths: Every Single Cameo In The Arrowverse Crossover". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on January 16, 2020. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d Boucher, Geoff (December 20, 2018). "'Stargirl' Casting: Meet Three Members Of Injustice Society". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  9. ^ ‘Stargirl’ Casts Cameron Gellman; Carmela Zumbado Joins ‘You’
  10. ^ a b c d ‘Stargirl’ Final Four: Amy Smart, Three Others Round Out DC Series Cast
  11. ^ a b Turchiano, Danielle (December 12, 2018). "Joel McHale Cast as Starman in DC Universe's 'Stargirl' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Mitovitch, Matt Webb (December 13, 2018). "Stargirl Casts Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Hourman, Founding Member of JSA". TV Line. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  13. ^ a b Holbrook, Damian (December 13, 2018). "DC Universe's 'Stargirl' Casts Brian Stapf as Wildcat". TV Insider. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  14. ^ a b Agard, Chancellor (December 17, 2018). "DC Universe's Stargirl casts Haunting of Hill House star as the JSA's Dr. Mid-Nite". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (April 17, 2019). "'Castle Rock' Casts John Hoogenakker; 'Stargirl' Adds Hina Khan". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "IT. IS. HAPPENING (And I can't wait for y'all to see who I am 😱)". March 8, 2019 – via instagram.
  17. ^ a b Patten, Dominic (July 19, 2018). "Geoff Johns To Write & Produce 'Stargirl' Series For DC Universe – Comic-Con". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  18. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney (July 23, 2016). "Comic-Con: Legends of Tomorrow to Tackle Legion of Doom Villain Team In Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter.
  19. ^ What’s filming in Atlanta now? Bad Boys 3, Zombieland 2, Jumanji 3, Stargirl, plus pilot season
  20. ^ Williams, Caleb (August 31, 2018). "DC Universe Streaming Series 'Stargirl' Begins Production This January". Geeks Worldwide. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  21. ^ CASTING ALERT: Join DC Comics series ‘Stargirl’ + More Georgia and Florida Auditions
  22. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (March 29, 2019). "DC Universe Reveals Stargirl Costume, Sets Swamp Thing Premiere Date". TVLine. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  23. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (November 21, 2019). "'Stargirl' Episodes To Air On The CW Network & Its Digital Platforms After DC Universe Debut". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  24. ^ Behbakht, Andy (December 7, 2019). "First Stargirl Promo Finally Released By DC Universe". Screenrant.
  25. ^ Clark, Travis (November 21, 2019). "DC Universe's 'Stargirl' will also air on The CW, and the character will debut during the network's upcoming crossover event". Business Insider. Archived from the original on November 22, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  26. ^ Agard, Chancellor (January 14, 2020). "'Crisis on Infinite Earths' introduces a major change for the CW's superhero shows". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on January 16, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2020.

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