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Brec Bassinger to Star in DC Universe’s Stargirl Series

September 20, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Brec Bassinger Stargirl

DC Universe has found its Stargirl. Brec Bassinger will play the titular role in the upcoming live-action series, according to a new report from EW. Bassinger (School of Rock) follows in the steps of Britt Irvin, who played the role on Smallville, and Sarah Grey on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

“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,” said Geoff Johns in a statement. “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.”

Courtney Whitmore is smart, athletic and above all else kind. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

Geoff Johns, who created the character, will write and produce the series through his Mad Ghost Productions banner alongside Greg Berlanti and Berlanti Productions.