nerd radio

Tune in live Thursday from 9pm est

DC Universe has found its Stargirl

September 22nd, 2018 by Marc Comments

DC universe’s more family-friendly live-action series, Stargirl, has found its titular hero!

Bella and the Bulldogs (no idea) star Brec Bassinger (above) has been cast in the role for the 13 episode first season which is due to air on the streaming service next year and it follows high school girl Courtney Whitmore AKA Stargirl who becomes the unwitting inspiration of DC comics superteazm the Justice Society of America — they will be unrelated to their counterparts who arrived in Legends of Tomorrow on The CW.

Courtney/Stargirl is a smart, athletic and above all else kind high school teenager whose seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. ‘Borrowing’ the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

Geoff Johns, at SDCC, revealed the art above, with the news that a live-action Stargirl series is set to join DC Universe’s live-action slate of Titans, Swampthing, Metropolis and Doom Patrol.

Johns will write and exec produce the 13-episode 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.

On the announcement, Johns had this to say: “It’s so personal for me, and to create and run my show … this is the kind of opportunity that I couldn’t have had if I had stayed in that role.”

Johns’ late sister is the inspiration behind the show: “This is based on my sister. The character is fun and optimistic. It’s about bringing back the legacy of the Justice Society,” he says.

He also said the show would be “PG-13 show.

The show is being overseen by Arrowverse’s Grg Berlanti

Source: TVLine

Let us know your thoughts below, @NerdFollowing on Twitter or on Facebook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….