So back in July, The CW put together this big push to get people to wear masks so they… you know… don't die, and even more important? Don't kill other people who don't want to die. The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Stargirl, and Arrow all showed up in masks to make the point. One month later? Looks like some of you still aren't getting the point, so this time we're going to play into your egos with a new campaign from The CW: "Real Heroes Wear Masks" (Because "Real Heroes Aren't Selfish A**holes Who Only Care About Their Needs" was a little too wordy). This time, it's The Flash (Grant Gustin), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Black Lightning (Cress Williams), and Brec Bessinger's Stargirl (Stephen Amell's Arrow is over in the post-"Crisis" pocket universe, remember?) being joined by Tyler Hoechlin's Superman (Superman & Lois) as well as DC's Legends of Tomorrow members Sara Lance aka White Canary (Caity Lotz) and Beebo. And Beebo's done asking nicely…
Because you were kind enough to hang around (and since we already name-dropped Stargirl earlier), here's a look at the promo and overview for this week's penultimate season episode, "Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E Part One":
Stargirl season 1, episode 12 "Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E Part One": AND SO IT BEGINS — With the ISA on their trail, Courtney (Brec Bassinger), Pat (Luke Wilson) and the team regroup to figure out their next steps. Meanwhile, Rick (Cameron Gellman) makes a breakthrough, and the team prepares for a showdown with the ISA. Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Trae Romano, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson and Christopher James Baker also star. Toa Fraser directed the episode written by Melissa Carter.
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).
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.