Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) takes on the role of master chemist and adrenaline junkie Rex Tyler, aka Hourman. A thrill-seeking Super Hero with the ability to manifest super-strength one hour a day, Hourman is a founding member of the Justice Society of America. He struggles with balancing his life as a hero and father.
Brian Stapf (The Walking Dead, Valor, The Purge) will play former heavyweight champion Ted Grant, aka Wildcat. A founding member of the Justice Society of America, Wildcat may get knocked down, but he always stands back up. A champ through and through, Wildcat’s as good a trainer as he is a fighter.
Finally, Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House) plays introspective surgeon Dr. Charles McNider, aka Dr. Mid-Nite. A brilliant and forward-thinking medical pioneer, Dr. Mid-Nite is a founding member of the Justice Society of America. With his trusty owl, he acts as the team’s resident doctor and detective.
DC adds that these are all the “Golden Age” versions of the characters. In Stargirl, these are the heroes that her stepfather, Pat Dugan, assisted when he was operating as Starman’s assistant, Stripesy.
In the comics, Stargirl is Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a young woman who is described as smart, athletic and above all else kind. The high school sophomore is seemingly perfect life hits a major speed bump 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 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.
Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti will executive produce the series, which is the sixth overall for DC Universe. Johns, who will also write the series, is producing via his Mad Ghost Productions. Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions are also behind the 2019 series. Johns and Lee Moder created the Stargirl character, who was named after Johns’ sister, Courtney, who died in the TWA Flight 800 explosion in 1996. Stargirl made her first appearance in 1999’s Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #1.