Brec Bassinger as Stargirl {image via the CW}

Stargirl premieres on the CW tonight. Stargirl is Courtney Whitmore, played by American actress Brec Bassinger. Stargirl is the latest addition to Greg Berlanti’s superhero shows.

Stargirl is heir to the powers and mantle of the Star-Spangled Kid aka Skyman (alias Sylvester Pemberton) of the All-Star Squadron and Infinity, Inc, The Star-Spangled Kid was unique in being a kid superhero with an adult sidekick. That sidekick, Stripesy (aka Pat Dugan) eventually becomes Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather. How and why Courtney becomes Stargirl, we’ll need to wait until tonight to find out when Stargirl premieres on the CW, Tuesday, May 19. 2020, at 7:00 pm Central Time, 8:00 pm Eastern Time.

Brec Bassinger will turn 21 in a few days. Her birthday is May 25. She previously starred in the Nickelodeon series Bella and the Bulldogs, about a cheerleader who becomes a member of the football team. Even though her career is more or less only just begun, she has previous Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror experience, in roles such as s Catherine in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged and Kilee in Killer Under the Bed.

Luke Wilson, who pays Pat Dugan, starred as Joe Bauers in the cult classic Idiocracy. He played Albuequerque in Zombieland: Double Tap. His previous superhero experience is as Matt Saunders in My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan {image via the CW}

Will you be watching Stargirl when it premieres tonight? If so, how does it compare to the DC comics? How does it compare to Greg Berlanti‘s other shows? Be sue to share your opinions with us in the comments section below.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.