A month after Collider’s Jeff Sneider brought up the speculation that Stargirl would be airing on The CW, several news outlets have now confirmed that the rumor is actually true. Stargirl will still premiere on DC Universe, but The CW will broadcast each episode of the series in primetime the day after it debuts on the streaming service.
Then a day after an episode makes its linear debut on The CW, the episode will be available to stream on CWTV.com and on The CW app. All aired episodes will remain available on The CW’s digital platforms throughout the season, as the network acquired full-season stacking rights to Stargirl.
But since Stargirl was originally developed for DC Universe where language, violence, sexuality, and runtime were loosely monitored, each episode of the show will likely be modified to fit the standards and format of broadcast television.
Described as an unpredictable series, Stargirl follows the adventures of high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past, eventually making them the very first superhero team called Justice Society of America.
Besides Bassinger, Stargirl also stars 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.
Stargirl is executive produced by showrunners Geoff Johns and Melissa Carter, along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is extra special to Johns, as it focuses on the character that started his career as a comic book writer. Created by Johns in 1999, the character Stargirl is lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.
Though DC Universe and The CW have yet to announce an exact release date for Stargirl, the series is already set to arrive on the streaming service sometime in the second quarter of 2020.