Stargirl: Brec Bassinger, Luke Wilson Talk Comic Book Counterparts

Heading into the next episode of DC Universe and The CW's Stargirl and considering how things went last week, Courtney (Brec Bassinger) and Pat (Luke Wilson) don't have a choice. They're going to have to tell Barbara (Any Smart). Anyone else have that feeling that Courtney and Pat's path to "thruthiness" isn't going to go as smoothly as they want/hope it to? But before we offer you a look at how "Shiv Part Two" is shaping up, we're hitting "pause" and letting Bassinger and Wilson's co-star Joel McHale take over. In the following clip, the trio discusses how much (or little) comic book homework they did about their characters before filming began:

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Brec Bassinger and Luke Wilson talk Stargirl comic book counterparts (Image: The CW)

Stargirl season 1, episode 8 "Shiv Part Two": THE JSA GOES UNDERCOVER — After Courtney (Brec Bassinger) gets herself into some trouble following an unexpected confrontation, Pat (Luke Wilson) decides they need to come clean to Barbara (Amy Smart). Meanwhile, Cindy (Meg DeLacy) takes heat from her father after a plan to take matters into her own hands goes awry. Finally, Yolanda (Yvette Monreal), Beth (Anjelika Washington), and Rick (Cameron Gellman) lead an investigation into one of their own classmates. Neil Jackson, Trae Romano, and Jake Austin Walker also star. Geary McLeod directed the episode written by Paula Sevenbergen.

A Look at Who's Who in Stargirl Season One

Courtney aka Stargirl (Brec Bassinger) and Pat Dugan aka S.T.R.I.P.E. (Luke Wilson) will need to form their own JSA for what lies ahead, and a new generation of hero will answer the call: Anjelika Washington's Beth Chapel aka Doctor Mid-Nite, Yvette Monreal's Yolanda Montez aka Wildcat, and Cameron Gellman's Rick Tyler aka Hourman. The Injustice Society ranks include Henry King aka Brainwave (Christopher James Baker), Jordan Mahkent aka Icicle (Neil Jackson), Paula Brooks aka Tigress (Joy Osmanski); Lawrence "Crusher" Crock aka Sportsmaster (Neil Hopkins); and Dr. Ito aka Dragon King (Nelson Lee).

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The CW has people in masks (except for you, Kara) wearing masks to tell us to wear masks (Image: The CW)

The live-action series also stars Amy Smart (Barbara Whitmore), Joel McHale (Sylvester Pemberton aka Starman), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (Rex Tyler aka Hourman), Brian Stapf (Ted Grant aka Wildcat). Joining them this season: Henry Thomas (Dr. Charles McNider aka Dr. Mid-Nite), Meg DeLacy (Cindy aka Dragon King's daughter), and Trae Romano (Courtney's step-brother). Jake Austin Walker (Rectify), Hina Khan (Hit The Floor), and newcomer Hunter Sansone are also on board. Johns executive produces with Melissa Carter (Queen Sugar), who serves as co-showrunner, as well as Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Based on the characters from DC created by Johns, Stargirl is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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