Geoff Johns’ Stargirl, originally announced as a DC Universe original at San Diego Comic-Con, finally has a trailer. The show stars Brec Bassinger (best known for her lead role as Bella Dawson on the Nickelodeon series Bella and the Bulldogs) as Courtney Whitmore, a high school sophomore, who discovers her stepfather was once a superhero sidekick, Star-Spangled Kid. Inevitably, she teams up with a group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past.
The first trailer of TV’s latest live-action superhero series is pretty action-packed and features a lot of lighter moments. Is it the typical CW DC show? Sort of. But, thankfully, it doesn’t look half bad. The cast isn’t bad either. Stargirl also stars Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Cameron Gellman, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Jake Austin Walker, Christopher James Baker and Hunter Sansone.
According to a November press release, the CW will broadcast each episode the day after the 13-episode series premieres on the DC Universe streaming service.
A high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore discovers a powerful cosmic staff and, after learning that her step-father used to be a hero sidekick, becomes the inspiration for a new generation of superheroes.
“Stargirl was the first character I created for DC. Most important, Courtney Whitmore was inspired by my sister who passed away. To have an opportunity to tell a story celebrating this superhero was literally the first thing I wanted to do because it is so personal to me. Also, a character that speaks to being young, to a legacy and to pushing forward seems so important to me nowadays,” Geoff Johns, who serves as showrunner, commented.