After extended delays and teasing, Stargirl has finally been given a release date.
According to Variety, the DC Universe original series will be premiering on the streaming platform on May 11. Meanwhile, its debut on the CW will be on May 12. It has been previously reported that every new episode will premiere weekly on its streaming home first and then on the broadcast channel the day after.
Additionally, the episodes will be available on CW’s online platform after each airing for free. This split distribution is most likely the result of the series’ lighter tone and marketability in comparison to its more adult-themed predecessors.
However, this is not the first DC Universe original series that will be receiving divided distribution. Last year, it was announced that the second season of Doom Patrol will drop on both DC Universe and HBO Max. This multi-platform distribution strategy could be a sign that DC Universe is experiencing low membership numbers and may not be viable in the future.
Hailing from Geoff Johns, Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama will reimagine Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.
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Stargirl premieres on DC Universe on May 11 and The CW on May 12.
The series stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitemore, Joel McHale as Starman, Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan, Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman, Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Rex Tyler, Brian Stapf as Ted Grant with Anjelika Washington, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone as Icicle Jr., Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez, Christopher James, and Jake Austin Walker as Brainwave Jr.
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