DC Universe's 'Stargirl' will also air on The CW, and the character will debut during the network's upcoming crossover event

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  • DC Universe’s “Stargirl” will both stream on the niche, fan-centric streaming service and air on The CW television network, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Business Insider.
  • The CW is also home to other DC superhero shows like “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and “Supergirl.”
  • The CW’s DC shows will cross over in an upcoming event called “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” which will introduce the Stargirl character, the person said.
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The superhero series “Stargirl” will appear on the fan-centric streaming service DC Universe and also air on The CW television network, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Business Insider.

An official announcement is expected on Thursday.

The CW is the home of other DC superhero shows like “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Batwoman,” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”

Those shows are crossing over in an upcoming television event called “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” titled after the 1985 limited comic-book series. The Stargirl character, played by Brec Bassinger, will be briefly introduced during the event, the person said. The person said this will explain how she fits into the “bigger DC live-action universe.”

It’s unknown whether “Stargirl” will have to be heavily edited to air on The CW. But the person said that the show is family friendly and not adult-oriented like DC Universe’s other live-action shows “Titans” and “Doom Patrol.”

“Stargirl” is expected to premiere in spring 2020. It will be DC Universe’s sixth original series. The DC Universe streaming platform launched last September and offers original content and digital comics.

When DC Universe abruptly canceled “Swamp Thing” after just one episode had aired earlier this year, speculation swirled that the service would be rolled into WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max. The two services will coexist, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Business Insider in July, and “Doom Patrol” will also stream on HBO Max.

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