DC Universe’s Stargirl will feature Green Lantern and a different Flash
With the previous released of promo teasers, it has already been confirmed that DC Comics’ Justice League of Society will indeed become a big part of DC Universe’s upcoming superhero series Stargirl which will mark the third time that the iconic group have appeared in television. Speaking with IGN, creator Geoff Johns has teased the identities of two famous members of the JSA, revealing that The Golden Age Green Lantern/Alan Scott and Flash/Jay Garrick, who are the two of the team’s co-founders, will officially be featured in the Stargirl series.
“[Green Lantern and Flash] are spoken of and they exist in the JSA. There’s a picture of them in the first episode, and there’s plans in the future for things, but Jay Garrick and Alan Scott, to me, are always the elderly statesmen,” Johns said. “They’re the big heroes of the JSA and their shadow is very long and they’re great characters. They are a part of the original JSA and their legacies will be felt throughout the show. I don’t want to spoil too much about it, but I can leave it at that.”
Titular star Brec Bassinger has also opened up about the show’s cancelled crossover with The CW’s The Flash, revealing that her character was supposed to be involved in a bigger storyline in an episode of the Arrowverse series.
“There have been talks of Stargirl getting to go on an episode of Flash, and having a bigger storyline, but it didn’t happen this season,” Bassinger said in the same interview. “But I just think that would be the coolest thing. So much of my family has watched Flash for years.”
The series’ also stars Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect), Trae Romano (Robbie), Anjelika Washington (Shameless, Young Sheldon), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Joel McHale (Community) as Starman, Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Rex Tyler/Hourman, Brian Stapf as Wildcat, Luke Wilson (Charlie’s Angels), as Pat Dugan, Henry Thomas as Dr. Mid-Nite, Joy Osmanski (The Santa Clarita Diet) as Tigress, Neil Hopkins (Matador) as Sportsmaster, and Nelson Lee (Mulan) as Dragon King.
Stargirl will follow the story of Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger) who is a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’s 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.
Character creator Geoff Johns will write and produce the series through his Mad Ghost Productions banner alongside Greg Berlanti and Berlanti Productions. This series is not to be confused with Disney’s forthcoming Stargirl, based on the young adult novels from Jerry Spinelli first published in 2000.
Stargirl joins an increasing roster of new DC-based shows that will be available to the DC Universe service including Titans, the live-action TV series based on the teenage heroes; Young Justice: Outsiders, the long-awaited continuation of the fan-favorite animated series; Harley Quinn, an all-new animated series starring the villain turned anti-hero; Doom Patrol, a spin-off of the Titans series starring the weirdest group of heroes; and Swamp Thing, an all-new live-action series based on the fan-favorite character.
The series is set to premiere on DC Universe on May 18, followed by The CW on May 19.