It’s almost time for all of our favorite fall shows to return to TV, including The CW’s incredibly popular superhero shows. Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow are joined by Supergirl this October, as the network continues to grow its DC small-screen universe. Legends of Tomorrow, the time-travelling ensemble series, didn’t find the success that many hoped for in its freshman season. However, the season ended with a huge reveal: Hourman (Patrick J. Adams) and the Justice Society of America are joining the Legends for season 2.
Having met Hourman/Rex Tyler in the season 1 finale, we’ve been eagerly awaiting our first look at some of the other big-name superheroes from the JSA, and now a new promo for season 2 reveals a certain star-spangled superheroine who will be in the mix.
The 30-second video released by the official Legends Of Tomorrow Twitter account only gives us a hint of what’s to come, starting with the Legends’ new mission to protect the timeline now that the Time Masters have been defeated. We then get a peek at some of the historical adventures that the Legends will be going on, including Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) seducing the Queen of France, Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) and Dr. Stein (Victor Garber) kidnapping Albert Einstein, and Dr. Stein and Jax (Franz Drameh) failing to impress a boy Emperor. The final moments are a montage of exciting fight scenes, including one where Mick is battling soldiers… alongside Stargirl (Sarah Grey).
Stargirl, aka Courtney Whitmore, is a young girl who learns to use a cosmic staff and belt to become a superhero. Inspired by (or making fun of) her stepfather’s time as Stripsey to the Star-Spangled Kid, she created a blue costume with white stars on it and called herself Stargirl. The character has long been associated with the Justice Society of America (although she is more connected with the Justice League in the New 52). Sarah Grey, who will be playing Courtney in Legends of Tomorrow, is known for her work on If I Stay and Wayward Pines.
Although we only get a brief glimpse of the new Stargirl, she is looking pretty fantastic. Her costume appears lifted straight from the pages of the comics, with one large white star on her chest and three down each arm. She’s also wearing her belt and mask, and wielding her staff (to devastating effect). While the Arrow-verse is known for putting their own spin on many characters, it looks like Stargirl is going to be a much more comic-accurate character, which is fantastic news for comic book fans. Grey is also looking like she can handle the many fight scenes in the show (although she is presumably also using a stunt-double), and it’s not her first encounter with comic book adaptations, as she appeared in an episode of iZombie in April.
Of course, this promo doesn’t really give us much information about Stargirl, other than the fact that she will be dressed the way she is in the comics, and fighting alongside Mick Rory. We don’t know how she encounters the team, or what her backstory could be. The show may well give her a totally new origin to go with her classic outfit. Grey is also a relatively unknown actress, and this will be her first big role in a TV series (previous roles have been largely bit parts for single episodes), so it will be interesting to see how she handles a larger role as the show goes on. While we’ll have to wait until October to see much more of Stargirl, we’re impressed with the first peek at our new Courtney Whitmore.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same time slot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.