As the world currently deals with the global coronavirus pandemic and many television productions shutdown along with new episodes put on hiatus. The CW is doing some moving around and shuffling of its upcoming debut slots to fill up the spring time holes in programming.
STARGIRL which was coming to both the DC Universe streaming app as well as the CW is moving back to May 19 instead of its originally planned May 12 air date. A new episode of DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” will air at 9 p.m. after the premiere of “Stargirl.”
STARGIRL will take over THE FLASH Tuesday time slot until production resumes later in the year. However the show about the fastest man on the planet will finish airing the episodes that were completed before the shutdown. In turn, “Legacies” will go on hiatus after Thursday’s episode, which was the last to finish filming before the shutdown, until production resumes later in the year.
STARGIRL stars Brec Bassinger, Luke Wilson and Amy Smart. It follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past.
Season 2 of IN THE DARK is described as following Murphy (Perry Mattfeld), a messy twenty-something who struggles on a daily basis to balance her random hookups, her hangovers, and her drug front — all while being blind.
There had been much talk about the future of STARGIRL, would it actually air on the DC Universe streaming site or possibly be scrapped altogether. Well we now have an answer and it is an interesting one.
According to DEADLINE, STARGIRL will be the first original DC Universe series to air on linear television. The upcoming superhero drama will play on THE CW after its debut on the DC streaming platform.
Here’s a little more clarity on how this will work. The CW will broadcast each episode in primetime the day after it premieres on the DC Universe streaming service. STARGIRL is set to debut sometime during the second quarter of 2020. A premiere date will be announced later, along with scheduling information which night the show will air on the CW.
With both BATWOMAN and SUPERGIRL heading towards their ends of season around this time this may be the perfect place to fill the void on the network.
STARGIRL stars Brec Bassinger as Coutrney Whitmore aka Stargirl along with Joel McHale, 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.
This past weekend in Anaheim was WonderCon and during the DC Universe panel we were given our first look at Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl. .It was also confirmed that the series will premiere in 2020.
The cast will also include Joel McHale (Community), Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.), Meg DeLacy (The Fosters), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Yvette Monreal (The Fosters), Christopher James Baker (True Detective), Jake Austin Walker (Rectify), Amy Smart (Crank), Neil Jackson (Westworld), Hunter Sansone (Drama Drama), Trae Romano (Robbie) and Luke Wilson (Old School).
The DC Universe streaming platform is loading up on its original programming by adding some more star power. Stargirl starring Brec Bassinger has added Old School, Legally Blonde and The Royal Tenebaums star Luke Wilson to the cast. Wilson will be portraying the mechanic-turned-superhero Pat Dugan, who pilots Stripe, a hulking 15-foot robot of his own invention.
A breakdown of Wilson’s Dugan: “Pat Dugan once went by the less-than-inspired superhero name of Stripesy, sidekick to a young hero known as the Star-Spangled-Kid and later Starman of the legendary Justice Society of America. Today, Pat has left his sidekick life behind him. But when his new step-daughter, Courtney Whitmore, discovers Pat’s secret past and takes on Starman’s legacy to become Stargirl, Pat is forced to come out of retirement and once again become a sidekick — to his step-daughter — this time piloting a 15-foot robot called Stripe.”
Wilson joins a pretty already loaded cast that includes Joel McHale as Slyvester Pemberton/Starman ,Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Rex Tyler/Hourman, Brian Stapf as Ted Grant/Wildcat, Henry Thomas as Charles McNider/Dr Mid-Nite and Anjelika Washington in an undisclosed role.
No premiere date has been announced yet for the superhero show.
Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural streaming platform DC UNIVERSE show, TITANS. Many people have been waiting for the arrival of other both live action and animated shows salted exclusively for the platform.
Here are answers as to when exactly we can expect each to debut.
Young Justice: Outsiders -January 4, 2019. The cult classic show that made its debut on the Cartoon Network then was cancelled and picked up by Netflix returns with a new third season and new home.
Doom Patrol-February 15th, 2019. The crew of doomed souls made their debut on an episode of TITANS and after that many couldn’t wait to see them in their own series. Now we know the date then add to the group Timothy Dalton as the Chief and Joivan Wade as Cyborg, the countdown is on.
Swamp Thing-May 10th, 2019, James Wan is one of the executive producers of this future member of the Justice League Dark. The series combines science, magic and a lot of action coming to the streaming site.
Stargirl-August 9th, 2019. Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, a young high school student trying to adjust to new life in a new town when she discovers her stepfather has a secret.
Harley Quinn-October 11th, 2019. The animated series with a new take on the former psychiatrist turned bad girl.
Comedian Joel McHale, known for The Soup, Community, The Joel McHale Show and more is now making his way into the superhero fold. He has been casted as Sylvester Pemberton (aka Starman) in a recurring role on the DC Universes Stargirl .
Stargirl stars Brec Bassinger as high school sophomore Courteney Whitmore who rallies a motley crew of young heroes to help her battle villains from the past. A member of the Justice Society of America, Starman charges into battle with a “mysterious anti-gravity weapon called the cosmic staff.” He also comes equipped with his own sidekick, Courtney’s stepfather Pat Dugan (aka Stripesy).
There is no official premiere date set for Stargirl.
The DC Universe streaming platforms star is about to shine a bit brighter as it has found its Stargirl in Nickelodeon’s Brec Bassinger for the TV series of the same name. Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl, will be the cosmic hero that is to be among the high-profile offerings needed to propel the digital subscription model toward its heroic potential.
Some background on Starfire, she is intelligent, athletic and, above all, kind. her stories have won over readers and critics alike by veering toward a sunny spirit who finds herself facing dark dangers.
Whitmore’s smooth-going high school experience is derailed when her mother marries and moves the household from Los Angeles to bucolic Blue Valley in distant Nebraska. Struggling to adapt, Courtney discovers her stepfather has a secret past as a superhero sidekick. She also discovers an artifact of immense power, a long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, and Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.