Back in July at Comic-Con, Geoff Johns announced that he was working on a Stargirl TV series for DC Universe. Now, we know who will be playing her. 19-year-old Brec Bassinger has been cast as Stargirl, DC announced today.
“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl, and after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger,” Johns told DC. “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.”
DC has some more details about Stargirl:
Outside of costume, Stargirl is known as Courtney Whitmore, a young woman’s who’s described as smart, athletic and above all else kind. The high school sophomore’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 inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.
The series itself follows Courtney as she inspires that unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past, and aims to reimagine Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in what promises to be an unpredictable series. Stargirl focuses on the character that started executive producer Geoff Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, and was lovingly inspired by his late sister, who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.
Geoff Johns is serving as an executive producer for the series, and will write the first episode.
Are you excited for Stargirl to join the lineup of other DC Universe shows like Titans and Swamp Thing? What do you think of the Brec Bassinger casting? Let me know in the comments below.