Watching sports is fun on big game days, but the smaller matches and face-offs aren't as exciting. You like watching crime shows and documentaries, but sometimes they're so realistic that they don't help you relax. To escape from your stressful life for a few hours, check out DC's Stargirl, a new coming-of-age series about an emerging superhero.
Cast and Crew
The show features Brec Bassinger as Stargirl, whose alter ego is Courtney Whitmore. You may recognize this star from previous shows, including Bella and the Bulldogs, All Night, and The Haunted Hathaways. She's joined by many young actors and actresses:
- Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel and Doctor Mid-Nite II
- Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez and Wildcat II
- Trae Roman as Mike Dugan
- Jake Austin Walker as Henry King Jr.
- Cameron Gellman as Rick Tyler and Hourman II
- Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman
These new talents are joined by an experienced cast of older stars, including Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Henry Thomas, Joy Osmanski, Neil Hopkins, and Hina Khan. Keep your eyes open for a few famous guest stars, such as Lou Ferrigno Jr. and Joel McHale.
Executive producers Geoff Johns, Glenn Winter, Sarah Schechter, Greg Beeman, Melissa Carter, and Greg Berlanti oversee this top-notch cast. Producers include Jennifer Lence and Trish Stanard, while Christopher Manley, Scott Peck, and Michael Karasick are in charge of cinematography. As you enjoy the soundtrack, thank composer Pinar Toprak for her work.
Stargirl opens with the Injustice Society of America destroying the Justice Society of America's headquarters. After this devastating attack, most of the JSA's heroes die or go into hiding, including Courtney Whitmore's stepfather, Pat Dugan. Using the name Stripesy, he serves as Starman's sidekick until the other hero perishes in the attack. Starman's last act is to give Stripesy his Cosmic Staff, to be handed on to a new hero.
The main action of the series takes off 10 years later. Now Stripesy goes exclusively as Pat Dugan, and he keeps his identity a secret from his children. However, the secret comes out when Courtney finds the Cosmic Staff in their basement, and the two must decide what to do for the future of their family and the JSA.
If you're interested in Stargirl, catch the first season on a variety of streaming platforms now, including DC's The CW. The second season is set to debut in 2021, so don't waste any time getting lost in Courtney Whitmore's world.