DC’s Stargirl Premiere Delayed A Week And Arrowverse Schedule Shifted

Stargirl premieres on DC Universe a week later than expected, followed by a CW premiere the next day. Meanwhile, Arrowverse seasons will finish later in 2020.
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DC Universe’s Stargirl will premiere one week later than expected. 

The show will now premiere on DC Universe Monday, May 18 and be followed immediately by a premiere on the CW Tuesday, May 19.  Originally The Flash was supposed to be the lead in for the latest Berlanti series on the CW until its season 6 finale, but due to the halt in production that will no longer be possible. Instead, Stargirl will replace The Flash once the remaining episodes have aired and will likely lead in the remaining episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.


How Stargirl Fits Into The New CW Scheduling Landscape 

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The Flash and other Arrrowverse shows will return to production later this year to finish their current seasons once the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed and allowed work to begin again. When that will be is unclear at this time. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow had already finished production on their current season before the outbreak, but they are now in the process of trying to finish post-production remotely. 

The CW will continue to play reruns of the Arrowverse shows for the next couple weeks, including re-releasing the epic crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths” from April 7-9. At this time, it has not been announced when Arrowverse shows will continue airing new episodes, but hopefully it will be in mid-April following the re-release of Crisis.

Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns are executive producers of Stargirl. Geoff Johns is one of the original creators of the character Stargirl in 1999. 

Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore when she and her family move from Los Angeles to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Courtney learns her stepfather has a secret when she discovers the Cosmic Staff. Her stepfather, Pat Dugan, reveals that he was once the sidekick to Justice Society of America superhero Starman whom the staff belonged to. Courtney will take on the mantel as Stargirl with Dugan acting as a mentor and partner. He will pilot a 15 foot tall robot called STRIPE. Courtney as Stargirl will inspire a new generation of unlikely heroes to fight villains from the past. 

Stargirl stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore (Stargirl), Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan (STRIPE), Amy Smart as Barbara Whitmore, Trae Romano as Mike Dugan. Joel McHale as Sylvester Pemberton (Starman), Brian Stapf as Ted Grant (Wildcat), Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Rex Tylar (Hourman), Henry Thomas as Charles McNider (Doctore Midnight), Neil Hopkins as Lawrence “Crusher” Crock (Sportsman), and Nelson Lee as Dragon King.

Stargirl will premiere on DC Universe Monday May 18 and on the CW Tuesday May 19. Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: TV Line


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