DC Universe Casts Brec Bassinger As Courtney Whitmore In 'Stargirl'

Stargirl Brec Bassinger

Stargirl Brec Bassinger

"I'm so grateful she's signed on for the role". When Courtney first took on the role of Star-Spangled Kid, he got into a giant suit of armor and designated himself S.T.R.I.P.E.to keep her safe on missions. She's also worked with the Justice League, the Suicide Squad, and Young Justice.

Stargirl has since been featured on shows such as Smallville and Legends of Tomorrow, with Britt Irvin and Sarah Grey, respectively, taking on the role. Neither of those shows is in continuity with the forthcoming Stargirl series.

In this new interpretation of the character, Courtney "is smart, athletic and above all else kind". The high school sophomore's 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. 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".

Brec Bassinger's star continues to rise, literally. Early in her career, she played the role of Bella on Bella & the Bulldogs for Nickelodeon.

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. Johns is on board to bring her to the small screen as well, penning the first episode in the 13-episode series.

Stargirl joins an increasing roster of new DC based shows coming to the DC Universe service including Titans, the live-action TV series based on the teenage heroes; Young Justice: Outsiders, the long-awaited continuation of the fan-favorite animated series; Harley Quinn, an all-new animated series starring the villain turned anti-hero; Doom Patrol, a spin-off of the Titans series starring the weirdest group of heroes; and Swamp Thing, an all-new live-action series based on the fan-favorite character. He created the character Stargirl in 1999 and modeled her on his late sister, also named Courtney, who perished in a 1996 plane crash.