With a Stargirl series currently in development for the DC Universe streaming service, now comes word on some further new addition for the live-action show.
Courtesy of Variety, Amy Smart has joined Stargirl as Barbara Whitmore, the mother of the titular Courtney Whitmore. Smart is likely best known for the likes of The Butterfly Effect, MacGyver and Road Trip.
Elsewhere, Stargirl has also added Westworld’s Neil Jackson, Unfollowed’s Hunter Sansone and Robbie’s Trae Romano to flesh out its central cast.
These new additions join a cast that includes Brec Bessinger as Stargirl, Luke Wilson as S.T.R.I.P.E., Henry Thomas as Doctor Mid-Nite, Joel McHale as Starman, Brian Stapf as Wildcat, Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Hourman, and roles for Anjielka Washington and Giancarlo Esposito. On the other side of the fence, the villains of the piece so far will be Neil Hopkins as Sportsmaster, Joy Omanski as Tigress, and Nelson Lee as Dragon as the series gets set to feature the nefarious Injustice Society to do battle with some of the JSA’s finest heroes.
The early synopsis on Stargirl reads:
Stargirl will follow the story of Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger) who is a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.
The iconic Geoff Johns is on writing and producing duties for Stargirl, with him famously having created the Courtney Whitmore character following the tragic death of his own sister.
As ever, expect more on Stargirl as it continues to develop.