HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Star Henry Thomas Cast in DC's STARGIRL as Dr. Mid-Nite
Henry Thomas, who recently starred in Netflix’s incredible The Haunting of Hill House series, is the latest actor to join the cast of DC’s Stagirl.
According to EW, Thomas will have a recurring guest-star role of Golden Age character Dr. Mid-Nite. Also known as the introspective surgeon Dr. Charles McNider, “Dr. Mid-Nite is a brilliant and forward-thinking medical pioneer, and a founding member of the JSA. With his trusty owl, he acts as the team’s resident doctor and detective.”
This character previously appeared on CW’s Legends of Tomorrow and was played by Kwesi Ameyaw. This will obviously be a different portrayal of the character. Thomas is a great actor, though, and this is sure to be a fun role for him to take on.
Stargirl centers around Courtney Whitmore, who is played by Brec Bassinger, “a struggling high-schooler who relocates to Blue Valley, Nebraska when her mom gets married. After discovering her new stepfather was Starman’s sidekick Stripesy, Courtney uses his old Cosmic Staff to become Stargirl and inspire an unlikely group of young heroes to fight villains of the past. The titular character, who jumpstarted Johns’ career when he created her in 1999, was lovingly inspired by his sister, who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.”
Thomas also joins the previously cast Joel McHale as Golden Age Starman/Sylvester Pemberton and S.W.A.T.‘s Lou Ferrigno Jr. was cast as Golden Age Hourman.
Stargirl was originally created by Geoff Johns, who will serve as an executive producer as well as writer for the first episode. Other executive producers will include Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
Stargirl is expected to premiere on DC Universe in 2019.