As the seasons of The CW’s Superman & Lois and The Flash come to a close this week (we’ll reserve the commentary on the Arrowverse for another time), we have a new trailer for the upcoming third season of The CW’s Brec Bassinger-starring DC series Stargirl. And while the show’s star was able to spill the beans on the upcoming season earlier this month (as you are about to witness), if there was one word to explain what you are about to watch, what would it be? “Star-Family”
During an interview that took place with TVLine a month ago, Bassinger discussed a number of topics, including Meg DeLacy’s Cindy continuing her bid to become a member of the Justice Society of America (JSA), Courtney’s new “neighbors,” The Shade (Jonathan Cake) making his presence known more, that Mister Bones (Keith David) will be making his presence known in several episodes, the status of Courtney and Cameron’s (Hunter San and the word “Cosmo” is where the confusion begins.
But the most shocking revelation has to do with the increasing proportion of villains and heroes living in the town… and how the question “Whodunit?” will be on everyone’s lips throughout this season. Following some hesitance on Bassinger’s behalf and, to our great relief, some prodding from the reporter, he eventually divulged what the overarching concept of the next third season will be.
“You know what, I’m just going to come right out and tell it… Murder mystery! And how are bad people and good people going to coexist in a town together while trying to figure out who the killer is?” Okay, it’s safe to say that we’re now officially sold on the season even more than we were before… especially in the event that we have one of those “bring all of the suspects together” moments at the climax when the murderer is exposed, like Hercule Poirot would have done. Now, let’s have a look at the official teaser that was distributed earlier today.
“The filming of the third season of Stargirl has come to an end. It would be an enormous understatement to say that the blessing that has been bestowed upon us over the past half year has been… I’ve made some of the best friends, experienced some of the most fun nights, and filmed some pretty freaking awesome footage this season.
I literally cannot WAIT for all of you to see it, “In the Instagram post that Bassinger published in March to mark the official conclusion of filming for the season, she included the following text alongside an image of herself dressed as a superhero and holding the final clapperboard from the production.
Brec Bassinger plays the role of Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl, Yvette Monreal plays Yolanda Montez / Wildcat, Anjelika Washington plays Beth Chapel / Dr. Mid-Nite, Cameron Gellman plays Rick Tyler / Hourman, Trae Romano plays Mike Dugan, Hunter Sansone plays Cameron Mahkent, Meg DeLacy plays Cindy Burman / Shiv, and Nick Tarabay plays Eclipso. The cast also includes Amy (replacing Jim Gaffigan).
The role of Todd Rice, also known as Obsidian, has been given to Tim Gabriel (Better Things), who will play the son of Alan Scott, also known as the Golden Age Green Lantern, and Jennie-Lynn Hayden/(Penarejo) Jade’s twin brother. Rice is a member of the LGBTQ community and possesses odd and uncontrollable shadow skills, both of which are consistent with his comic book roots.
While on the run and looking for his sister, Todd finds himself in the care of The Helix Institute for Youth Rehabilitation and the shadowy figure known only as Mr. Bones. Together, they investigate Todd’s supernatural abilities in an effort to figure out how they function.
And for those of you who are familiar with the direction that the comics took, this casting may indicate that the two of them have some challenging times ahead of them in the future. DC’s Stargirl, which airs on The CW and is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in partnership with Warner Bros. TV, is executive produced by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter. The show is also produced by Berlanti Productions.