With the DC Universe streaming service inching closer and closer to debuting this fall with series like Titans, Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing. At San Diego Comic-Con International another series was announced titled Stargirl, which is going to feature a fresh take on on Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl.
Last week some audition tapes for the role of Courtney Whitmore made their way online teasing us with characters that may appear on the show. This week, thanks to That Hashtag Show we have an official breakdown on what audiences can expect from this version of the character.
The series is looking to cast an 18+-year-old actress, of any ethnicity, to play a 15-year-old Courtney. Described as an intelligent, compassionate and athletic young woman, Courtney is witty as well as an incredible kind individual who is living a perfect teenage life in Los Angeles, California. However, her life is completely changed when her mom gets married. Because of this, Courtney is forced to leave her life in L.A. behind as she moves to Blue Valley, Nebraska with Courtney’s mom’s new husband and his family. While she struggles to adjust to life in Nebraska, from attending a new school to living with a step-family, Courtney’s life is forever changed when she discovers that her stepdad has a big secret. He used to be a superhero’s sidekick and Courtney takes it upon herself to “borrow” this superhero’s cosmic staff which leads Courtney to become a surprising inspiration as she leads a brand new generation of superheroes!
Stargirl was created by Geoff Johns, who is based on his sister Courtney who unfortunately passed away in the ’96 TWA Flight 800 explosion. Johns is writing and executive producing the series, under his new production company Mad Ghost Productions along with Berlanti Productions’ Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter executive producing.
This will not be the first or even second time that Stargirl appears on live-action television. She first appeared in Smallville, portrayed by Britt Irvin in a number of episodes. Not so long ago she was a recurring guest on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow played by Sarah Grey.
Here is the synopsis for the series:
“STARGIRL follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series re-imagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.”
What are your thoughts on Courtney Whitmore’s description? Who do you think should play her? let us know in the comment section below!
DC Universe’s Stargirl is scheduled to be released sometime in 2019 exclusively on their streaming service.
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Source: That Hashtag Show