Network TV is in a state of change. With so many channels, streaming services, and other forms of entertainment to entertain the average American family, it is no wonder network television has struggled to stay relevant in recent years. But do not think it is not trying.
It is not just any show, though. It is an attempt by The CW to entice both new fans and old ones once more into its fandom. In this new age of superheroes on television, Stargirl is changing the network TV. Below are some ways the show is impacting network TV.
More Serious Approach Aimed at Older Audiences
One of the criticisms fans have had about superhero-related TV shows is that they are not being taken seriously enough. Sure, comic books have always been a serious business. One can lose their life over it.
However, network TV does not understand that fact and continuously delivers breezy content that would not look out of place. Stargirl will offer fans something they can talk about even after they have finished watching.
Diversity Just How People Like It
The C.W. has always been at the forefront of diversity in its programming. Stargirl will be taking a step further in terms of diversity. The show will feature Courtney Whitmore, who is female and one half of The J.S.A., Pat Dugan, also known as S.T.R.I.P.E., and Patrick Adams.
Dr. Henry Heywood Jr AKA Henry Hank Henshaw David, the director of A.R.G.U.S., appears in future episodes to help care for Stargirl after an injury occurs at the hands of a supervillain.
A Fresh Take With a Newbie
When it comes to network TV comic book shows, Stargirl is going to be one of those shows that will introduce a hero who is a complete rookie in terms of crime-fighting. The Stargirl show will focus on Courtney Whitmore being new to the business.
However, she is far from helpless. Viewers can expect her parents’ legacy known as The Star-Spangled Kid and Stripes, respectively, to come in handy as she teams up with the Justice League and the JSA.
Timeless Characters From a Different Time
Some of these classic DC Comics heroes introduced on Stargirl are older than most of today’s superheroes that fans have become used to. This group of dynamic heroes comes across as down-to-earth individuals who do what they do because it is right, not for fame or glory.
If storylines are not your thing, but you would like some good guy vs. bad guy action every week, look no further than Stargirl show created by Geoff Johns, where its primary aim is getting heroes together to fight evil.
A TV Show is in development for the CW, based on a comic book character. It is inspired by his sister Courtney. The Stargirl show is one of the first CW shows to target teens and pre-teens rather than young adults and adults.