Fresh off his most recent stint on Netflix’s highly praised supernatural series “The Haunting of Hill House,” actor Henry Thomas has joined the cast of Stargirl.
Thomas will have a recurring guest-star role of Golden Age Dr. Mid-Nite.
Also known as the introspective surgeon Dr. Charles McNider, Dr. Mid-Nite is a brilliant and forward-thinking medical pioneer, and a founding member of the JSA. With his trusty owl, he acts as the team’s resident doctor and detective.
If Dr. Mid-Nite’s costume looks remotely familiar, that’s because Kwesi Ameyaw played him on The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow when the JSA was introduced in season 2. Check out that live interpretation below:
Thomas’ casting is only the latest in a recent string Golden Age additions to the show. Last week, it was announced that Community‘s Joel McHale will play Golden Age Starman/Sylvester Pemberton and S.W.A.T.‘s Lou Ferrigno Jr. was cast as Golden Age Hourman.
Executive produced by showrunner Geoff Johns, who is writing the first episode, Stargirl is centered on Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a struggling high-schooler who relocates to Blue Valley, Nebraska when her mom gets married. After discovering her new stepfather was Starman’s sidekick Stripesy, Courtney uses his old Cosmic Staff to become Stargirl and inspire an unlikely group of young heroes to fight villains of the past. The titular character, who jumpstarted Johns’ career when he created her in 1999, was lovingly inspired by his sister, who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.
Stargirl is expected to premiere on DC Universe in 2019.