WonderCon was quite the boon for the DC Universe streaming service this weekend. Capped off with the wonderful first look at Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl. With a star-studded cast and what looks like fantastic design, Stargirl is already among the most anticipated new series on the service, though its debut has reportedly been delayed.
Showrun by Stargirl creator, Geoff Johns, Stargirl will follow Courtney Whitmore and her family after they move to Blue Valley, Nebraska, and her Stepfather’s past as a superhero is brought to light, encouraging her to become her own hero. You can hit the jump for a full look at Stargirl.
It would appear the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl, is certainly going to have quite the star-studded cast with The Wrap confirming that Luke Wilson (Bottle Rocket) has been cast as Pat Dugan, aka S.T.R.I.P.E., the stepfather of Stargirl. Dugan was a hero as a teenager, with the codename Stripesy. Dugan is the pilot of the S.T.R.I.P.E. armor, which stands for Special Tactics Robotic Integrated Power Enhancer. In the comics, Courtney became Stargirl after learning about her stepfather’s heroic legacy, and he donned the armor to look after her, and help her grow.
“When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke’s,” said Geoff Johns. “And I literally wrote this part for Luke, hoping that someday and somehow he’d play Pat Dugan. I only envisioned him. And now I feel like I won the lottery! Luke’s talent, humor, compassion — his presence and professionalism — and his creative collaboration, his ideas — we’re so lucky to have him alongside Brec in Stargirl.”
The cast of Stargirl continues to grow, with the focus now on the Injustice Society and its group of villains, according to Deadline. Neil Hopkins (LOST) will play Lawrence “Crusher” Crock, aka Sportsmaster. Joy Mosmanski (The Following) will play his partner-in-crime, Tigress. Lastly, Nelson Lee (Blade: The Series) will portray the mastermind behind the Injustice Society, Dragon King.
The cast for Stargirl has filled out nicely, with several characters seeing their live-action debut on the series. That alone should make it quite the can’t-miss series when it debuts in late 2019.
Stargirl is shaping up to be something special, as the Justice Society of America continues to fill out. According to Entertainment Weekly, House on Haunted Hill star Henry Thomas will be joining the series as Doctor Mid-Nite. Henry Thomas is best known for his role in Steven Spielberg’s ET, though his career is on quite the upswing.
Thomas will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Hourman, Brian Stapf (The Walking Dead) as Wildcat, and Joel McHale (Community) as Starman.
The Justice Society of America just keeps filling out. TV Insider has learned that, in addition to the casting of Starman and Hourman, we now have our Wildcat on the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl. Brian Stapf (The Walking Dead) has been cast as boxer turned superhero, Ted Grant.
In the comics, Grant is nicknamed “Wildcat” from the agility he displayed in the ring, eventually being given 9 lives by a magical spell. His skill in hand-to-hand combat has lead to him training some of the best fighters in the DC Universe, including Batman and Black Canary.
After adding Joel McHale as Starman yesterday, TVLine has confirmed that Lou Ferrigo Jr. (S.W.A.T.) has been cast as Rex Tyler, aka Hourman, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl. In the series, Hourman will be his golden age counterpart, a thrill-seeking superhero with the ability manifest super strength for an hour a day.
Ferrigno Jr. will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Joel McHale (Community) as Starman.
According to Variety, Joel McHale (Community) has joined the upcoming DC Universe streaming series Stargirl as Sylvester Pemberton, a.k.a Starman. McHale will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad).
Pemberton is the original Starman, and wielder of the cosmic staff. He’s a long-time member of the Justice Society of America, who also has a sidekick named Stripesy, who is the Father of lead character Courtney Whitmore. No other details are available for Stargirl just yet, but as more casting comes in we should hear more.
DC Entertainment hosted a packed house at New York Comic-Con this week for their new streaming service, DC Universe, and to celebrate its release, they’ve revealed the full release calendar for the many series in the works for the service.
Titans hits next week, on October 12th, with the first half of Young Justice: Outsiders hitting in late December. Doom Patrol in mid-February, followed immediately by Swamp Thing and the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders in late May. Then we get Stargirl in August, and Harley Quinn in October. Quite the busy release schedule for the fledgling service, which will most likely only grow as time goes on.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs) has been cast as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series of the same name.
“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl,” said creator and showrunner Geoff Johns. “And after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger. Brec’s warmth, strength, humor and positive energy are core to who Courtney Whitmore is. I’m so grateful she’s signed on for the role.”
Last night, DC Entertainment hosted the first edition of their DC Daily News show that will air on their upcoming DC Universe streaming service, featuring Kevin Smith, and alongside it came plenty of news about the service and its upcoming features. The biggest of which came with the official release date of September 15th for the service to begin.
DC Universe will give fans access to a bevy of past comic books, animated series, films, television shows, and more – all featuring fan-favorite DC heroes. Hit the jump for more of the news revealed during the service.
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has ordered a 13-episode season of Stargirl for the DC Universe streaming service, from producer and creator, Geoff Johns, and producer Greg Berlanti, set to premiere in 2019. Stargirl, aka Courtney Whitmore, was the first character created by Geoff Johns, inspired by his late sister after she passed in a tragic car crash.
STARGIRL follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.