DC Universe casts Meg DeLacy as a villain for its Stargirl TV show. Stargirl creator Geoff Johns initially announced the Stargirl series at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, with plans to launch the series in 2019 on DC Universe, the company's new streaming subscription service.
Stargirl tells the story of Courtney Whitmore, a girl from Los Angeles who moves to the Midwest after her mother remarries. But Courtney learns that her stepfather has a secret: He was once a sidekick to a superhero. Courtney discovers a cosmic staff in his belongings, which helps her become the superhero Stargirl. She goes on to become part of the Justice Society of America. DC cast Brec Bassinger in the lead role. Joining her is Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Hourman, Joel McHale as Starman, Nelson Lee as Dragon King, Joy Osmanski as Tigress, Neil Hopkins as Sportsmaster and Henry Thomas as Doctor Mid-Nite. Also joining the cast is Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan, Courtney's stepfather.
DC Universe just added a few more names to that cast list. Deadline reports that The Fosters' Meg DeLacy will portray Cindy Burman, a popular girl at Courtney's new high school, whose father is an enemy of the Justice Society of America. Cindy will follow suit as the villain Shiv and become Stargirl's nemesis. DC also cast Rectify's Jake Austin Walker in an undisclosed role.
DC confirmed its subscription service, DC Universe, in May 2018 and launched it that fall, debuting its first original series, Titans, in October 2018. Other live-action series set to premiere on the service include Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing, along with several original animated shows. Subscribers get access to these original shows, plus a vast back catalog of DC movies, TV shows and comic books. DC Universe continues to expand its offerings and recently posted a video showing what subscribers can expect in 2019, including the first season of Syfy's Krypton.
DC Universe seems to have its share of fans already. Titans became a hit that only got more popular as the series ran; that show has already been renewed for a second season. There is a lot of chatter about the upcoming Doom Patrol series, too, as well as growing excitement about Stargirl. Seeing these comic book characters come to life in live-action television shows are the stuff of dreams for many DC Comics fans. The general response to Titans is good, so it's likely that future original series on the streaming site will do well, including Stargirl.