DC Universe has officially found its actor to portray Doctor Mid-Nite on its upcoming series Stargirl. In DC Comics, Stargirl is Courtney Elizabeth Whitmore, an L.A. girl forced to move to the Midwest after her mother remarries. But Courtney soon learns that her stepfather has a secret: He was once a sidekick to a superhero. After discovering his gear, along with a cosmic staff, Courtney becomes a superhero in her own right, one known as Stargirl. Eventually, she becomes a vital member of the Justice Society of America with Doctor Mid-Nite being a fellow member of that organization.
Stargirl comes courtesy of writer Geoff Johns and made her debut in 1999's Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0. She most recently appeared on TV in season 2 of The CW's DC's Legends of Tomorrow, as portrayed by Sarah Grey. Doctor Mid-Nite also appeared on that show, as depicted by actor Kwesi Ameyaw. Now, though, Stargirl is getting her own (completely separate) TV show on DC Universe with Brec Bassinger portraying her.
ComingSoon revealed that Henry Thomas will join Bassinger as Doctor Mid-Nite on the series. The actor is known mostly as the kid in E.T., but more recently known for his roles in Gerald's Game and The Haunting of Hill House. This rounds out a cast that also includes Anjelika Washington, Joel McHale, Lou Ferrigno Jr. and Giancarlo Esposito.
Stargirl is just of many series DC Universe has committed to for its streaming subscription service that also includes Titans, a live-action TV show based on the comic book series of the same name. The service will also introduce several animated series, including Young Justice: Outsiders, Harley Quinn. Other live-action shows set to premiere on DC universe include Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing series. DC Universe, which launched in September, doesn't just have original content, though: it also offers a vast back catalog of DC classic television series and movies, along with a library of comic books and special access to exclusive merchandise for subscribers.
As DC Universe continues to round out its original content, it is highly likely that comic book fans who have not yet signed up will consider doing so. A live-action Stargirl series is high on the list of what many fans have always wanted to see, and with such a great cast, it is likely that the show will live up to fans' expectations. According to DC Universe's release schedule, fans can expect to see Stargirl in September 2019.