DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’ has added two new series regulars, Yvette Monreal and Christopher James Baker. Brec Bassinger is headlining the series as high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore who embarks on a crime-fighting career, bringing together a modern version of the Justice Society of America. The cast also includes Anjelika Washington. Like Washington, Monreal and Baker’s roles are being kept under wraps.
The series is being created by Geoff Johns who also created the comic book character ‘Stargirl’ based on his late sister, Courtney. Johns will serve as executive producer and is writing the pilot episode. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are also serving as executive producers.
Interestingly, Monreal recently starred in the indie film ‘Once Upon a Superhero’. She previously starred on the TV shows ‘Matador’, ‘Faking It’ and ‘The Fosters’ and she is presently filming the movie ‘Rambo 5: Last Blood’.
Baker was most recently seen on the Netflix series ‘The Good Cop’, but before that, he starred on ‘Shades of Blue’, ‘Ozark’ and ‘True Detective’. He also appeared in the movies ‘The Purge: Election Year’, ‘Keep Watching’ and ‘The Duel’.
‘Stargirl’ joins other original shows being created for the DC Universe streaming service from Warner Brothers. ‘Titans’ is airing now, with the animated ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’ premiering in January. ‘Doom Patrol’ is expected to debut in February, with ‘Swamp Thing’ arriving in late May or early June. ‘Stargirl’ is set to premiere in the fall, either at the end of August or in September, to be followed by an animated ‘Harley Quinn’ series in mid-October. So far, ‘Titans’ has received a mixed reaction from viewers.
Stargirl and the Justice Society have previously appeared in live action on ‘Smallville’ with Britt Irvin playing Stargirl, and on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ with Sarah Grey playing her.
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