DC Universe is making a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con.
The forthcoming subscription video on demand platform opened the confab with a first look at its scripted originals with Titans and on Thursday afternoon unveiled its sixth overall series: a live-action Stargirl.
Geoff Johns, who revealed the news during his spotlight panel, will write and exec produce the 13-episode scripted original series via his Mad Ghost Productions banner. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television and Greg Berlanti’s studio-based Berlanti Productions, with Sarah Schechter also serving as an exec producer. The series will bow in 2019.
During his panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Geoff Johns announced that he will be writing and producing a Stargirl live-action series, which is set to air on DC Universe.
“The show’s about Courtney Whitmore, whose mom gets remarried to Pat Dugan, and they move to Blue Valley Nebraska. She learns that Pat Dugan used to be a member of the Justice Society of America, and so she steals her stepfather’s stuff and goes for a joyride.”
Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series.
In making the announcement, Johns addressed his recent departure as DC’s chief creative offer and noted that he would have not been able to write such a deeply personal series if he were still in that role.
“It’s so personal for me, and to create and run my show … this is the kind of opportunity that I’ve couldn’t have had if I had stayed in that role,” Johns said of the series, which he said would be a “PG-13 show.”
“This is based on my sister. The character is fun and optimistic,” he added of the series, about a girl whose mom remarries and moves to a new town where she discovers that her step-father was a superhero a long time ago. “It’s about bringing back the legacy of the Justice Society.”
Stargirl is DC Universe’s sixth overall series. The platform, which launches in August, previously announced live-action straight-to-series orders for Swamp Thing; Doom Patrol; Superman prequel Metropolis; Titans; and a pair of animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders.