Over the weekend, we saw DC Universe’s Stargirl bring in several of its heroes, and now you can add Doctor Mid-Nite to the show’s ranks.
Courtesy of EW, House on Haunted Hill’s Henry Thomas has joined Stargirl to play Doctor Charles McNider, aka Doctor Mid-Nite. As a character, McNider was a physician who was brutally assaulted and left blinded by some no-good crooks. Down and out, McNider’s world changed when an owl flew into his room and he suddenly realised that he now had the ability to see in absolute darkness. From there, McNider would create some swanky equipment and taken on the crimefighting moniker of Doctor Mid-Nite.
Thomas joins a Stargirl cast that features Brec Bessinger as the titular heroine, Joe McHale as Starman, Brian Stapf as Wildcat, Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Hourman, and roles for Anjielka Washington and Giancarlo Esposito.
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.