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Joel McHale Joins Stargirl as Golden Age Starman

The Stargirl TV series is picking up more steam with the announcement of Joel McHale as Starman.

McHale’s Starman is the Golden Age version named Sylvester Pemberton. He and his sidekick Stripesy (Pat Dugan) did a lot of adventures back in their heyday. Stripesy then went on to become Stargirl’s (Courtney Whitmore) stepfather.

McHale is reported to be a recurring character for the Stargirl TV series.

McHale is an accomplished actor, standup comedian and author. His prior scripted television credits include “Community,” “The Great Indoors” and “The X-Files” revival, while on the unscripted side he hosted “The Soup” for a dozen seasons and earlier this year moved the pop culture commentary format over to Netflix for “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.” His recent film credits include “The Happytime Murders,” “A Merry Friggin Christmas,” “Deliver Us From Evil” and “Assassination Nation.”

Stargirl” centers on Courteney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a high school sophomore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The series comes from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter, based on DC comic book characters created by Geoff Johns. Johns, who launched his comic book career when he created the character of Stargirl in 1999, inspired by his late sister, is also set to write the premiere episode. Johns will also serve as showrunner.

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