Brec Bassinger Lands The Lead Of DC Universe’s Newest Series

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A ‘Stargirl’ is born, as Brec Bassinger has landed the lead role on DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’ series.  The show will follow the adventures of Courtney Whitmore, a teenager who discovers that her stepdad used to be a superhero… or rather a sidekick, and uses his old equipment to become a superhero on her own and along the way, will unite a new version of the Justice Society of America.

Bassinger is probably best known for headlining the Nickelodeon series ‘Bella and the Bulldogs’.  (She played Bella.)  Before that, she starred on Nick’s ‘The Haunted Hatheways’ and after on ‘School of Rock’.  She also appeared on ‘Nickelodeon’s Ho Ho Holiday’ special, and most recently, she had a role on the Hulu comedy ‘All Night’.  She has also appeared on ‘The Goldbergs’ and the online series ‘Chicken Girls’.  She will next be seen in the indie comedy ‘Saturday at the Skyline’, which co-stars Abigail Breslin, Denise Richards, Michael Madsen, and Booboo Stewart.

Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series.

Stargirl was created by comics titan Geoff Johns, who based the character on his deceased sister, also named Courtney.  Johns created this show and will serve as an executive producer.

Upon the news of Bassinger’s casting, he stated:

“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.  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.”

‘Stargirl’ will be available exclusively on the DC Universe streaming service, and will join fellow original programs ‘Titans’, ‘Doom Patrol’, and ‘Swamp Thing’.  A ‘Batgirl’ series was also recently announced.

DC Universe is available for $7.99 a month and also offers a rich library of movies and TV shows based on the DC superheroes, as well as comics and special offers.

Source: Deadline

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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