Brec Bassinger to Star in DC Universe's Stargirl Series

Lewis Collier
September 22, 2018

Stargirl focuses on the character that started executive producer Geoff Johns' career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, and was lovingly inspired by his late sister, who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.

Brec Bassinger's star continues to rise, literally.

Per the official character description, Courtney/Stargirl is "a smart, athletic and above all else kind" high school teenager whose "seemingly flawless life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska".

School of Rock and The Goldbergs actress Brec Bassinger will don the star-spangled costume in the new TV series set to debut on the DC Universe digital subscription service, joining the likes of Titans, Doom Patrol, and more.

Whitmore's smooth-going high school experience is derailed when her mother marries and moves the household from Los Angeles to bucolic Blue Valley in distant Nebraska.

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Brec Bassinger of Nickelodeon's Bella & the Bulldogs will be playing the main character named Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl.

Live-action versions of the character have previously been played by Sarah Grey (on Legends of Tomorrow) and Britt Irvin (on Smallville). "I'm so grateful she's signed on for the role". Struggling to adapt, Courtney discovers her stepfather has a secret past as a superhero sidekick. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero's cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes". This series is not to be confused with Disney's forthcoming Stargirl, based on the young adult novels from Jerry Spinelli first published in 2000. She recently starred in Netflix's All Night. The series is supposed to be a reimagining of both the titular hero and the Justice Society of America.

With the DC Universe streaming site officially coming online in Saturday during Batman Day, DC fans can now pay $5.99-$7.99 a month for access to a catalog of films, TV shows and comic books.

According to Deadline, Stargirl is one of writer/executive producer Geoff Johns' pet projects, making it likely one of the shows that the new service will put much of its faith in to prove its worth to fans. Which makes sense, because CW's Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti will be executive producing the series alongside Sarach Schechter.

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