Thursday, September 20, 2018

Casting News - 'Stargirl' Casts Brec Bassinger in Title Role; Jeremy Davies Joins 'Arrowverse' Crossover; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - September 20, 2018

ABC's Whiskey Cavalier; The CW's Arrowverse; DC Universe's Stargirl and USA's Second City.

  • Brec Bassinger will play the lead role on the upcoming drama created by Geoff Johns. She starred for two seasons in Nickelodeon's Bella and the Bulldogs. She has also recurred on Nickelodeon's School of Rock, ABC's The Goldbergs and CBS' Code Black.
  • She will play Courtney Whitmore, a smart, athletic and kind high school teenager. Her seemingly perfect life hits a major speed bump 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, she 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.
  • Bethany Joy Lenz, Chantel Riley, Isabel Arraiza and Eli Goree have joined the cast of the upcoming spinoff of Suits starring Gina Torres.
  • Lenz (One Tree Hill) will play Keri Allen. Born and raised in Chicago, she is a driven, ambitious city attorney serving as unofficial right hand to the mayor (Morgan Spector). The role was played by Rebecca Rittenhouse in the backdoor pilot.
  • Riley (Wynonna Earp) will play Angela Cook, a certified nursing assistant and Jessica's (Torres) cousin. She is suspicious of Jessica's sudden altruism. She is preoccupied with taking care of her two sons, protecting her mother and staying connected to her community.
  • Arraiza (The Oath) will play Yoli Castillo, Jessica's passionate assistant who will learn from the best how to most effectively channel her intensity.
  • Goree (Dead of Summer) will play Derrick Mayes. the mayor's young press secretary and a former journalist. He got into politics to make a difference but struggles with the reality of what it takes to do so.
  • Jeremy Davies will appear in the upcoming crossover event of Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. He starred for two seasons in ABC's Lost and one season in FOX's Sleepy Hollow. He won an Emmy Award for his recurring role in FX's Justified.
  • He will play John Deegan, a doctor at the Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane. His machinations will draw Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) to Gotham City.
  • Bellamy Young will appear in an upcoming episode of the midseason drama starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan. She starred for six seasons in ABC's Scandal. Her casting reunites her with Scandal co-star Scott Foley.
  • She will play Karen Pappas, the gorgeous widow of a nefarious Greek shipping magnate who dazzles Will (Foley), promising romance, espionage and more.