DC Universe is wasting no time filling the ranks of their Justice Society of America with The Haunting of Hill House's Henry Thomas set to join the streaming service's upcoming live-action Stargirl series in the recurring role of JSA founding member Dr. Charles McNider aka Dr. Mid-Nite.
Thomas (Gerald's Game, Better Things) joins Brec Bassinger (Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl), Joel McHale (Sylvester Pemberton aka Starman), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (Rex Tyler aka Hourman), and Brian Stapf as Ted Grant aka Wildcat. Anjelika Washington (Young Sheldon), Yvette Monreal (The Fosters, Faking It), and Christopher James Baker (True Detective) are also on board, in undisclosed roles.
STARGIRL follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.
Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter will executive produce the streaming service project, based on DC comic book characters created by Johns – in fact, he created the character Stargirl in 1999 to honor his late sister. Johns will write the season premiere and serve as series showrunner, which is produced by Berlanti Prods. and Mad Ghost Prods. in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Here's what Johns had to say about what fans can expect from the upcoming series:
"It's cool; it's going to take the Stars and STRIPE comic, the Justice Society comic, and merge it into one thing. And tonally, it's Spider-Man: Homecoming and Buffy the Vampire Slayer along with the [comic] books. We're bringing a lot of the legacy stuff into it, a lot of the stuff James Robinson did with the Justice Society. I love all of that, his JSA: The Golden Age series, launching the [1999 series] JSA… I've always wanted to do a series based on Stars and STRIPE, so it's really exciting."