I was very slow to warm to this series, for no apparent reason I might add, maybe it was burn out from too many comic book shows, or maybe it was just me being a grumpy fucker. I am honestly glad to say that it looks like I was wrong and the series looks really good.
Before I get into what really has me excited I will say this, the casting of Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl is perfect. She really embodies the character of Stargirl and really looks the part. But the casting of Brec is not what has me wanting to watch this show, it is the casting of the Justice Society of America. First up we have Joel McHale as Sylvester Pemberton / Starman, secondly you have Lou Ferrigno, Jr. as Rex Tyler / Hourman as well as this you will also see appearances by Wildcat and Dr Midnight but what tops all of this is that Luke Wilson will be playing Stripes, the original sidekick to Starman and now Stepfather to Stargirl. As castings go for ideal stepdad type Luke Wilson is perfect.
The current premise for the series is:
“A high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore discovers a powerful cosmic staff and, after learning that her step-father used to be a hero sidekick, becomes the inspiration for a new generation of superheroes”
So I do not know how this will fit in with the Arrowverse but the new show does look like it will be an enjoyable watch.