Amy Smart & Neil Jackson Join DC Universe’s Stargirl

Stargirl is seriously shaping up to be DC Universe’s most impressive show. The live-action series premiering later this year on the DC Universe digital subscription service has rounded out its core cast with the addition of four actors in series regular roles: Amy Smart, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone, and Trae Romano.

Per Deadline:

Smart will play Barbara Whitmore, the mother of Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl (Brec Bassinger) and new wife of Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson). With her daughter in high school, Barbara is diving back into the workforce but striving to balance workplace demands with the commitments of both matrimony and motherhood.

Romano will play Mike Dugan, the overly charming offspring of Pat (Wilson) and the unctuous new step-relative to household newcomers Barbara and Courtney Whitmore.

Producers of Stargirl have not disclosed the roles claimed by Jackson and Sansone.

Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter, and Melissa Carter are executive producers of Stargirl, which is based on the DC Comicscharacter created by Johns in 1999 as a tribute to his late sister, who died three years earlier in a tragic accident.

The series is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Johns will be the showrunner as well as the writer for the first episode.

The official synopsis: “Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.”

The release date of Stargirl has not been announced.

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