Former Soup host, Joel McHale, has joined the cast of DC Universe upcoming live-action, original series “StarGirl.”
McHale will portray the “Golden Age” version of Starman, a.k.a. Sylvester Pemberton, a rich socialite who fights crime with the help of his Cosmic Staff, a mysterious anti-gravity weapon. Starman is a member of the Justice Society of America, DC’s original superhero team, consisting of characters introduced in the ’30s and ’40s.
The focus of the show is Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a high school sophomore struggling to adapt to new surroundings. Her life gets much more exciting when she learns that her new stepfather, Pat Dugan, used to be Stripesy, Starman’s sidekick. Courtney soon digs up the old Cosmic Staff and uses it to fight evil as Stargirl, inspiring a new generation of heroes to follow in the Justice Society’s footsteps.
StarGirl will be the 4th original live-action Series coming to the DC Universe streaming service.