It’s been an interesting couple of days for the DC Universe, the upcoming streaming service being developed by Warner Bros. Yesterday, the first trailer for their first original series Titans dropped, and was roundly met with either shrugs or, in some cases, laughs for its excessively gritty tone. Now, another series has been announced for the service: a live-action adaptation of Stargirl.
Greg Berlanti, the architect of The CW’s Arrowverse, will executive produce through his Berlanti Productions banner while Geoff Johns has been brought on board to write the series.
Stargirl is Courtney Whitmore, and first appeared in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0 in 1999, a wielder of the Cosmic Staff and future member of the Justice Society of America. The series will reportedly follow Whitmore as a high school sophomore uniting a ragtag group of young heroes against something evil.
The first season of the show will be thirteen episodes long and joins five other live-action series being produced for the DC Universe, including the likes of Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol.
Following the reaction to the Titans trailer, it will be interesting to track the kind of tone the other DC Universe shows will have. It’s unlikely that they all match the darker presentation of Titans, so hopefully Stargirl can be slightly more fun and less interested in being serious and ‘adult’.
There’s no word yet on any casting but that news will likely come soon enough as all these shows are being fast-tracked in order to give the DC Universe plenty of content early in its existence, though it’s unlikely that Stargirl will be ready for that launch, which is scheduled for sometime in the autumn.