Star Girl is getting a live-action series on DC Universe

Deadline is reporting that DC superheroine, Star Girl, is getting her own live-action series on the DC Universe streaming service.

The series will be written and produced by writer Geoff Johns. Johns is no stranger to the character having written her during his run on Justice Society Of America.

Announced at a Comic-Con Spotlight panel on Johns just now, Stargirl is the sixth series overall for the digital subscription service and its fourth live action offering. The 2019 premiering 13-episode reimagining of the teen Courtney Whitmore superhero will be produced by WBTV, Johns’ Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.

“Obviously, Stargirl was the first character I created for DC,” Johns told me Thursday of the 1999 debuting stepdaughter of the Star-Spangled Kid. “Most important, Courtney Whitmore was inspired by my sister who passed away,” he added. “To have an opportunity to tell a story celebrating this superhero was literally the first thing I wanted to do because it is so personal to me. Also, a character that speaks to being young, to a legacy and to pushing forward seems so important to me nowadays.”

In the new series, the plan is high school student Whitmore bands together with the Justice Society of America to fight villains, past and present. Stargirl joins Titans and Doom Patrol as live-action projects Johns is EPing with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for the DC Universe service. The pickup of Stargirl brings Berlanti Productions’ record-breaking portfolio to 15 live-action series.

This will be the third live-action portrayal of Star Girl. She has made appearances in both CW’s Smallville and Legends Of Tomorrow.