The CW has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Stargirl series. For the first time ever in live-action, S.T.R.I.P.E., the 15-foot robot Pat Dugan created in order to help his step-daughter, makes an appearance. The robot’s full name stands for Special Tactics Robotic Integrated Power Enhancer.
S.T.R.I.P.E. and Stargirl made several appearances in the Justice League Unlimited animated series. In the comics, he was the former adult sidekick to teenage superhero Sylvester Pemberton, the Star-Spangled Kid. Shortly thereafter, though, his stepdaughter became the second Star-Spangled Kid.
You can check the new Stargirl trailer in the player below.
Glen Winter will direct the Stargirl premiere from a story by Geoff Johns. The official synopsis reads as follows:
“In the series premiere episode, Courtney’s seemingly perfect life in Los Angeles gets upended with a move to Blue Valley, Nebraska with her mother Barbara (AMY SMART), stepfather Pat Dugan (LUKE WILSON) and stepbrother Mike (TRAE ROMANO), and she finds herself struggling to adapt to her new town and high school. But when Courtney discovers that Pat is harboring a major secret about his past, she ultimately becomes the unlikely inspiration for a new generation of Super Heroes.”
Character creator Geoff Johns will write and produce the series through his Mad Ghost Productions banner together with Greg Berlanti and Berlanti Productions.
The upcoming Stargirl series will premiere on Monday, May 18 on DC Universe. The CW will follow, re-showing the premiere on Tuesday, May 19.