Stargirl: Joel McHale and Geoff Johns Talk Starman's Heroism, Humor

While we would normally be using this time to promote this week's episode of Stargirl (though you can get some of that in a little bit), the fine folks at The CW are sharing a one-on-one between the show's late, great Starman himself, Joel McHale (Community, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home), and character creator and series showrunner Geoff Johns. As much as McHale appreciated Johns giving him a chance to see his superhero dreams fulfilled, Johns appreciated McHale's ability to bring heroism, humor, and heart to the previous cosmic staff-wielder. Check out the clip below, and see if McHale's got any shot at getting his staff back:

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Behind the scenes with Joel McHale on Stargirl (Image: The CW/DC Universe)

In this week's episode "Wildcat", Courtney starts her JSA recruitment drive with Yolanda Montez (who Courtney met during the last episode; along with Jordan's son, Cameron. Hmmm…). Will Stargirl have the first seat at the JSA meeting table filled, or will the team fall apart before its even started? While Courtney's busy on that end of things, Pat's senses are tingling as he follows on some starting-to-look-legit suspicions (as you're about to see in our first set of preview images and promo below):

Stargirl season 1, episode 4 "Wildcat": THE FIRST RECRUIT — After realizing that she needs the extra help, Courtney (Brec Bassinger) sets out to recruit new members to the Justice Society of America – starting with Yolanda (Yvette Monreal). Elsewhere, Pat's (Luke Wilson) suspicion is piqued after a bizarre conversation with one of the town's residents. Amy Smart, Anjelika Washington, Trae Romano, Jake Austin Walker, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Christopher James Baker also star. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by James Dale Robinson.

More of The Friends and Foes of 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's 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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Stargirl — "Wildcat" — Image Number: STG104b_0008b.jpg — Pictured: Yolanda Montez as Wildcat — Photo: Jace Downs/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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 are 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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