Henry Thomas has been cast in the recurring role as Dr. Mid-Nite on DC Universe’s upcoming series ‘Stargirl’. The show is rapidly filling in the membership of the Golden Age Justice Society of America, with Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Hourman, Joel McHale as Starman, and Brian Stapf as Wildcat. Brec Bassinger headlines the series as emerging superhero Courtney Whitmore. Christopher James Baker, Yvette Monreal, and Anjelika Washington are also part of the cast, although their roles are unknown.
Thomas recently appeared in the Netflix series ‘The Haunting of Hill House‘, but he remains best known for starring as Elliott in ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ when he was a kid. More recently, he starred in the FX series ‘Better Things’.
Kwesi Ameyaw portrayed the character on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.
Doctor Charles McNider was a surgeon who became blind in daylight but could see perfectly fine in darkness, so he would hurl “blackout bombs” to enable him to battle evil. He was succeeded first by Beth Chapel and later by Pieter Cross. Chapel was a member of Infinity Inc., while Cross joined a modern version of the Justice Society of America.
On ‘Stargirl’, Courtney Whitmore discovers that her stepfather was a sidekick named Stripesy, assisting Starman (McHale). She uses his tools to embark on a crime-fighting career and will assemble a new version of the Justice Society of America.
‘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.
Source: Entertainment Weekly