Brec Bassinger
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A ‘Stargirl’ is born, as Brec Bassinger has landed the lead role on DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’ series.  The show will follow the adventures of Courtney Whitmore, a teenager who discovers that her stepdad used to be a superhero… or rather a sidekick, and uses his old equipment to become a superhero on her own and along the way, will unite a new version of the Justice Society of America.

Bassinger is probably best known for headlining the Nickelodeon series ‘Bella and the Bulldogs’.  (She played Bella.)  Before that, she starred on Nick’s ‘The Haunted Hatheways’ and after on ‘School of Rock’.  She also appeared on ‘Nickelodeon’s Ho Ho Holiday’ special, and most recently, she had a role on the Hulu comedy ‘All Night’.  She has also appeared on ‘The Goldbergs’ and the online series ‘Chicken Girls’.  She will next be seen in the indie comedy ‘Saturday at the Skyline’, which co-stars Abigail Breslin, Denise Richards, Michael Madsen, and Booboo Stewart.

Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series.

Stargirl was created by comics titan Geoff Johns, who based the character on his deceased sister, also named Courtney.  Johns created this show and will serve as an executive producer.

Upon the news of Bassinger’s casting, he stated:

“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’ will be available exclusively on the DC Universe streaming service, and will join fellow original programs ‘Titans’, ‘Doom Patrol’, and ‘Swamp Thing’.  A ‘Batgirl’ series was also recently announced.

DC Universe is available for $7.99 a month and also offers a rich library of movies and TV shows based on the DC superheroes, as well as comics and special offers.

Source: Deadline