Hina Khan is the latest actor to join DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’. Her role was not disclosed beyond the fact that she is playing “an undisclosed DC character who is known to be a Principal.” The spelling “principal” indicates that she is playing the principal of a school. Since the show centers on Courtney Whitmore, an adolescent sophomore, it would appear that Khan’s character will be her high school’s principal, but there may be more to her than meets the eye if she is indeed a character plucked from DC Comics. Normally, I’m pretty good at figuring these things out, but the only high school principal in DC Comics I can think of is Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning. And she sure isn’t playing him!
Brec Basinger portrays Courtney Whitmore, also known as Stargirl, who adopts a superheroic identity after discovering the equipment used by her new stepfather Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) who turns out to be the former sidekick Stripesy. Joel McHale will play Pat’s former mentor Starman/Sylvester Pemberton.
Amy Smart portrays Courtney’s mother, Barbara, while Trae Romano plays Pat’s son, Mike. It is known that over the course of the show, Courtney will assemble a new Justice Society of America, inspired by the first generation of super champions. Appearing as the older heroes are Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Hourman/Rex Tyler, Brian Stapf as Wildcat/Ted Grant, and Henry Thomas as Doctor Mid-Nite/Charles McNider.
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Portraying their enemies, the Injustice Society are Neil Hopkins as Sportsmaster/Lawrence Crock, Nelson Lee as The Dragon King, and Joy Osmanski as The Tigress/Paula Crock. While Courtney is assembling a new generation of heroes, there is also a new generation of villains, including Meg Delacy as Shiv/Cindy Burman, the daughter of the Dragon King.
The cast also includes Christopher James Baker, Yvette Monreal, Cameron Gellman, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone, Jake Austin Walker, and Anjelika Washington. Even though their roles are unknown, presumably this is the new young Justice Society.
‘Stargirl’ will arrive by the end of 2019 on DC Universe.