Just a little over a month after Geoff Johns stepped down as the chief creative officer of DC Entertainment in order take on “some sort of writing and producing deal,” we have the first new fruits of that vaguely defined new gig. As reported by Deadline, Johns is now set to write and produce a Stargirl series for the cuss-filled DC Universe streaming service, based on the DC Comics character of the same name that Johns created back in 1999. Stargirl, whose real name is Courtney Whitmore, has long been associated with classic super-team The Justice Society Of America, and the current plan for the Stargirl show is that she’ll be a high school student who has to juggle her normal teenage responsibilities with working alongside the JSA “to fight villains, past and present” (whatever that means).
Speaking of the JSA, though, it seems very safe to assume that this will be completely unrelated to the version of the team that appeared in the second season of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow on The CW. However, it will be produced by Legends’ Greg Berlanti, the master of all live-action DC superhero shows. Counting the Batwoman show that The CW is developing, Berlanti’s DC Universe Doom Patrol show, and now Stargirl, that’ll bring him up to a record-shattering 16 live-action scripted dramas if he can get all of his current shows and these three new ones all on the air at the same time.