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Stargirl is a television series based on the DC Comics character Stargirl. It made its digital debut on DC Universe on May 18, 2020, with a 13-episode first season.[1] The series made it CW debut on May 19, 2020. Additionally, every episode of Stargirl is available to stream on The CW’s free digital platforms, following its broadcast on The CW Network

On July 6, 2020, Stargirl was renewed for Season 2 with all thirteen episodes airing exclusively on The CW.

Synopsis

Courtney Whitmore (aka Stargirl) is smart, athletic and above all else, kind. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speed bump 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.[2]

Cast

Main Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Starring

Seasons

Season 1

Main article: Season 1 Episodes
Main article: Ratings

Stargirl Season 1 featured thirteen consecutive episodes. It premiered on May 18, 2020, with "Stargirl", and aired its finale on August 10, 2020, with "Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part Two". The first season was a hit for The CW, with the Pilot episode garnering the most viewed episode in years. The series had an initial rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Season 2

Main article: Season 2 Episodes

Stargirl is slated to begin its highly anticipated second season in the Summer of 2021. It will air exclusively on The CW and feature thirteen episodes.

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
2021 Saturn Awards Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series Stargirl Pending
Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series Luke Wilson Pending
Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series Brec Bassinger Pending

Merchandise

  • DC's Stargirl: The Complete First Season - Released on September 29, 2020, it contains all 13 episodes from Season 1 in both Blu-Ray and DVD formats.
  • DC's Stargirl: Season 1 Original Television Score - Released August 21st, 2020, it contains all songs written by composer Pinar Toprak from Season 1.
  • LEGO Stargirl Figurines - As part of the DC FanDome merchandise release, a Stargirl Lego figure was made and is sold exclusively as part of two sets. The first is the DC Super Heroes Series Complete Box which has 60 mini-figures within and at least one complete set of the 16 heroes. The second is the DC Super Heroes Series, which includes the 16 heroes from the set which Stargirl is part of. She is featured in an ad alongside Superman as the 'Flying to the scene' heroes. Both sets were retired after their initial release.

Notes and Trivia

  • Stargirl is the first DC Universe series to also air on The CW.
    • Because of this, the budget for the series is noticeably bigger than other superhero shows on The CW.[3]
  • Stargirl's suit is designed by costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, who also designed the costumes for DC Universe's Titans and Doom Patrol, as well as, Black Lightning.
  • Episodes aired on DC Universe will be longer than episodes aired on The CW, due to editing cuts for commercial breaks.
  • The prop and costume department, among others, were able to build a real fifteen-foot armored robot for Pat Dugan's alter-ego, S.T.R.I.P.E. The armor is so realistic and sturdy, that visitors can climb on the robot and sit inside the pilot controls with the doors either open or shut. The robot is used for still shots, while the scenes of the robot moving are added in with CGI.[4]
  • On January 14, 2020, Courtney and the Modern Age Justice Society of America made a brief cameo during The CW's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.
    • During the crossover, it was confirmed Stargirl resides on Earth-2 post-crisis, in the new multiverse.
    • On March 30, 2020, Arrowverse boss Marc Guggenheim who explained that the DC Universe/"Earths" "was created with the "expectation that they never have to participate in a crossover on The CW". Furthermore, there would be "creative assurances” that they should secure before appearing in large crossover events in the Arrowverse. Accordingly, the cameo appearances of the DC Universe characters in the Crisis crossover [is] a one-time thing."[5]
  • On January 28, 2020, the season episode titles and screenwriters were revealed. However, they were not listed in the order of airing.
  • On March 25, 2020, The CW began marketing Stargirl as "DC's Stargirl".
  • On March 26, 2020, DC Universe and The CW moved the official air date of Season 1 from May 11-12, 2020, to May 18-19, 2020.[6]
  • On June 30, 2020, DC Universe released an official Stargirl merchandise store. The merchandise included mugs, t-shirts, posters, and puzzles. It can all be purchased from the DC Universe shop, located at this link.

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External links

References

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Season 1 Episodes
"Stargirl" "S.T.R.I.P.E." "Icicle" "Wildcat" "Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite" "The Justice Society" "Shiv Part One" "Shiv Part Two" "Brainwave" "Brainwave Jr." "Shining Knight" "Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part One" "Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part Two"
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