DC’s Stargirl has got a premiere date. The superhero show was announced back in October 2018, and the first trailer was released in December. It has now been confirmed that it will premiere on the studio’s streaming service DC Universe on Monday, May 11.
Unlike other DC Universe shows, such as Titans and Doom Patrol, Stargirl can also be watched on broadcast TV. It will screen on The CW the day after it appears on DC Universe each week, with the first episode set for Tuesday, May 12. Subscribers to DC Universe will also get access to extended episodes and behind-the-scenes footage.
Stargirl stars Brec Bassinger as Stargirl, aka Courtney Whitmore, a teenager who comes into the possession of the Cosmic Staff, a powerful weapon that can only be handled by members of the Starman legacy of superheroes. The cast also includes Community’s Joel McHale as Starman, plus Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), and Amy Smart (Felicity).
Stargirl is the third DC Universe show to get a completely unique broadcast model. Titans will remain a DC Universe exclusive for its upcoming third season while its sister show, Doom Patrol, will make the jump to the upcoming Warner Bros-owned HBO Max service for Season 2. It’s still unclear what this splintered approach will mean for the shared universe aspects of the shows, or whether or not Stargirl’s new CW home will pave the way for her eventual Arrowverse debut.
In related news, the first images of Batman’s car from the upcoming movie The Batman have been released. The film is currently in production ahead of its 2021 release and will star Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight.