An extended season trailer for The CW’s upcoming Stargirl series reveals connections to Starman and the JSA. Stargirl is based on the DC comics superhero of the same name, though she goes by Courtney Whitmore in the real world. The show is the latest in a number of DC properties to land on The CW. The network is already home to the entire Arrowverse, as well as Black Lightning and upcoming Supergirl spinoff Superman and Lois. Since its debut in 2012, the Arrowverse has been considered separate from other DC properties, including those on other networks and streaming services.
However, that changed with this season’s crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths, which revealed that many DC movies and TV shows exist in the same universe as the Arrowverse. This includes Stargirl, which viewers got a sneak peek of during the event. The show will follow Courtney as she encounters the Cosmic Staff, which gives Stargirl her powers. Brec Bassinger will take on the title role, with Luke Wilson playing Courtney’s step-father Pat Dugan. Pat has superhero abilities of his own when he wears his S.T.R.I.P.E. suit and used to work with Starman, played by Joel McHale.
Past footage from Stargirl has shown both Starman and the JSA, who Pat explains died saving the world. This leads Courtney to take up the Cosmic Staff and carry on for them. The updated trailer from The CW features the tagline, “A new generation of justice,” which pays homage to the Justice Society of America. Additionally, the first season of the show will feature the Injustice Society as villains, so justice will be a theme throughout. Check out the extended season trailer for Stargirl below:
Unlike past DC series, Stargirl will be available on both The CW and the DC Universe streaming service. It will release on DC Universe first, on Monday, May 11, before debuting on The CW the next day. Interestingly, CW shows have already shown their versions of some of the characters featured on Stargirl. Legends of Tomorrow encountered the JSA in season 2, with member Amaya Jiwe/Vixen joining the team for two seasons. Additionally, current Legend Nate Heywood is the grandson of JSA member Henry Heywood/Commander Steel. It may be part of the reason why Stargirl takes place on a different Earth than the Arrowverse’s Earth-Prime, which was created at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths.
As The CW’s other Arrowverse shows near the end of their seasons, fans may be in the market for a new DC series like Stargirl. With a great cast, familiar characters, and exciting premise, it seems likely to be a hit for both DC Universe and the broadcast network. The extended season trailer should reminds fan of what the show has to offer and encourage them to tune in when Stargirl debuts in May.
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Source: The CW