The CW has unveiled a new trailer for Stargirl. This is the latest DC Comics adaptation to join the network's stacked lineup of superhero shows. But if it ain't broke, don't fix it. To that point, Greg Berlanti, the producer behind the other ArrowVerse shows is also lending his talents here to bring Courtney Whitmore to the small screen in her own series. As we can see from the trailer, it appears this is going to be an action-packed affair.
The trailer opens up with Joel McHale as Starman, who finds himself in peril and, ultimately, no longer able to serve his superhero duties. We then get a look at Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, who has moved to a new town with her family. Specifically, she's learning to cohabitate with her step-dad, played by Luke Wilson. Courtney stumbles upon a powerful item known as the Cosmic Staff. It, more or less, chooses her to fill the void left behind in Starman's absence. Thus, she becomes Stargirl.
We get a few shots of Brec Bassinger in action after putting on her costume. The action looks big and, as far as the ArrowVerse shows go, pretty cinematic. The tone is lighthearted, for the most part, with some serious and emotional undertones. Comic book writer turned studio executive Geoff Johns created Stargil in the pages of DC Comics and based the character on his late sister. Johns is also involved as a producer on the series. The character first appeared in 1999's Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #1. In the comics, Stargril has enhanced strength, speed, agility, and stamina, as well as the power of flight and the ability to manipulate energy, thanks to the Cosmic Staff.
Stargirl is set to join a lineup of DC shows on The CW that also includes The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Batwoman. Arrow is set to end after this season. Originally, Stargril was being produced for the DC Universe streaming service. Not long ago, it was revealed that the show will debut on the service and subsequently air on The CW. It seems Warner Bros. is providing other options for its DC Universe originals, as the future of that service is somewhat in doubt, given the release of HBO Max next year, which will be WarneMedia's major streaming play.
The CW has had a great deal of luck with DC properties over the last handful of years, and this won't be the first time they've hosted a project that was originally developed elsewhere. Supergirl aired its first season on CBS and shifted to The CW for season 2, where it has lived ever since. Black Lightning, similarly, was developed by Fox. When they dropped the project. The CW was right there to scoop it up. Stargirl does net yet have a release date set, but is expected to debut sometime next year on The CW. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.