Amy Smart has been cast in DC Universe’s upcoming superhero series Stargirl, according to Variety, and she’s set to play Stargirl’s mum Barbara Whitmore.
“Now that her teenage daughter Courtney is older, Barbara is jumping back into the workforce and striving to be the best mother and provider she can be to her daughter, her new husband and her new stepson.”
Smart is known for her roles in the likes of Crank, Crank 2: High Voltage, Road Trip and The Butterfly Effect.
Also joining Smart as new additions to the cast are Trae Romano as Mike Dugan as Barbara’s new stepson and Neil Jackson and Hunter Sansone in undisclosed roles.
The series will also star Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl, Joel McHale as Starman, Giancarlo Esposito as Archie Brubaker, Lou Ferrigno Jr as Rex Tyler/Hourman, Brian Stapf as Ted Grant/Wildcat, Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman, and Anjelika Washington and Jake Austin Walker in undisclosed roles, among others.
Geoff Johns is executive producing the series alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Warner Bros is producing, and Johns is writing the pilot episode. The series will air on subscription streaming service DC Universe.
The following is the show’s official description of the character of Stargirl: “Courtney Whitmore (aka Stargirl) is smart, athletic and above all else kind. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska.
“Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. ‘Borrowing’ the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.”
And here’s the show’s 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.
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