‘Stargirl’: Lou Ferrigno Jr. Joins DC Universe Series as Hourman

The Justice Society of America adds another member

Lou Ferrigno Jr
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“Stargirl” is filling out its cast, adding Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Rex Tyler, better known as Hourman. The announcement follows Joel McHale’s casting on Wednesday as Starman.

Tyler is a master chemist and adrenaline junkie who, as Hourman, is a thrill-seeking superhero with the ability to manifest super-strength… for one hour a day. A founding member of the Justice Society of America, Rex/Hourman struggles with balancing his life as a hero and father.

“Suits” star Patrick Adams played a version of the character in a few episodes of The CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow.”

The series will star Brec Bassinger as the titular Stargirl. The live-action series for DC’s digital subscription series is being written and produced by Geoff Johns under his Mad Ghost Productions banner. Anjelika Washington was also cast in a mystery role, though Johns said she will play a “familiar” DC Comics character.

“Stargirl” centers on high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger), who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series, premiering in 2019, reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, and is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions. Johns and Sarah Schechter are executive producers.

The original series is the sixth for DC Universe and focuses on the title character, who kicked off Johns’ comic book career in 1999. That print series was inspired by his late sister, who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion. “Stargirl” is part of a live-action slate that includes “Titans,” which has already been renewed for its second season, and the upcoming “Doom Patrol” and “Swamp Thing.”

Ferrigno, who currently stars on CBS’ “S.W.A.T.,” should be no stranger to the comic book world. After all, his father, Lou Ferrigno Sr., is best known for playing The Hulk on the 1970s TV series.

TV line first reported.