One upcoming DC Universe show that’s gone quietly under the radar lately is Stargirl. And now, the show has confirmed the casting of three big-name DC heroes.
First up, Community’s Joel McHale will be playing Sylvester Pemberton, better known as the Golden Age incarnation of Starman and a member of the Justice Society of America. Then there’s S.W.A.T.’s Lou Ferrigno Jr., who will be playing Rex Tyler, aka Hourman; another founding member of the JSA. And finally, The Walking Dead’s Brian Stapf has landed the role of Ted Grant, aka Wildcat. These new additions join Brec Bessinger as Stargirl, with roles for Anjielika Washington and Giancarlo Esposito.
While Starman has yet to be seen in live-action just yet, Patrick K. Adams has appeared as Hourman in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and J.R. Ramirez had the recurring role of Ted Grant in Arrow. 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.