Earlier in September, Brec Bassinger (Bella & the Bulldogs) was announced as the titular lead in the newly developed Warner Bros.Digital Networks and DC Entertainment collaboration, Stargirl. While, just recently the upcoming streaming service — called DC Universe — revealed more casting news for the live-action series.
Joy Osmanski (The Santa Clarita Diet and The Fosters), Neil Hopkins (Matador) and Nelson Lee (Blade: The Series and Sneaky Pete), have been cast as members of The Injustice Society.
The Injustice Society, a group of violent criminal masterminds, dates back to 1947 in the pages of DC Comics where the members were direct adversaries of the Justice Society of America, DC’s first superhero team. Osmanski will play Tigress, Hopkins, Sportsmaster, and Lee, Dragon King.
DC Universe has described the series as a “new drama that reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America” and will follow “high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past.”
Although launched earlier this year, the streaming site expects series like Stargirl, to be the first of future projects that will entice comic-book fans to pay the $7.99 a month access fee. Other comics, films and TV shows are expected to be apart of the other high-profile offerings DC Universe will offer as part of their membership features.
Similarly this past October, the streaming service also introduced digital audiences to Titans. A new weekly live-action television series that features the infamous Teen Titans: Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven (Teagan Croft) and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter). So far, this adaptation itself, has been derisive to fans and critics. Which isn’t representative of the smashing start the streaming service had initially projected.
Stargirl’s writer/executive producer, Geoff Johns, first introduced the title character in 1999 and was a key early success for Johns as a comic book writer. The lead heroine was directly inspired by his older sister, who died tragically in a 1996 plane accident.
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