We have a couple of big DC TV casting updates. DC Universe has found the titular hero of its next original series, while this year’s Arrowverse crossover now has a villain.
The Goldbergs actress Brec Bassinger is set to star as Courtney Whitmore in Stargirl, a new show on DC Universe. The series revolves around Whitmore, a high school sophomore who is adjusting to a new school in Blue Valley, Nebraska. Along the way, she discovers that her stepfather used to be a superhero’s sidekick, and with a cosmic staff, she will inspire a new generation of heroes.
Producer Geoff Johns had this to say about the casting. “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. 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.”
Stargirl is expected to begin production in January.
Next, we have some casting on the villain of The CW’s next Arrowverse crossover. Lost alum Jeremy Davies has been cast as Dr. John Deegan, who works at Arkham Asylum. Despite being a doctor, Deegan is said to be even more insane than his patients, and his machinations will draw Green Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl to Gotham City.
This marks Davies’ latest DC role, following Ritchie Simpson on both NBC’s Constantine and the animated Justice League Dark movie.
The Arrowverse crossover begins airing on Sunday, December 9th at 8 PM EST on The CW.