Henry Thomas Cast As Dr. Mid-Nite In ‘STARGIRL’

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The Justice Society of America has found its Dr. Mid-Nite.

DC Universe has cast Henry Thomas  Dr. Charles McNider/Dr. Mid-Nite in their upcoming Stargirl series. Thomas has appeared in projects like Netflix’s hit series The Haunting of Hill House as a young Hugh Crain and as Elliot in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

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Dr. Mid-Nite started out as Dr. Charles McNider, a surgeon who lost his sight when a grenade was thrown into his operating room when he tried to save a witness. With his medical career over, McNider started writing to expose the criminals that had robbed him of his sight and training in gymnastics at night. McNider eventually discovers that he can see perfectly at night and adopts the title of Dr. Mid-Nite with his sidekick Hooty. The character even went on to become a member of the Justice Society of America.

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The series will follow Courtney Whitmore, played by The Goldbergs’ Brec Bassinger, as she is uprooted from her home in Los Angeles and moved to Nebraska when her mom gets remarried. Whitmore eventually finds out that her stepfather was the superhero’s sidekick when she finds his costume, and decides to become a hero herself.

Geoff Johns, who created the character in 1999, will serve as the showrunner and will right the pilot episode for the DC Universe streaming service with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter set to produce. Both Berlanti and Schecter have experience in the DC Universe by serving as producers on projects like CW’s The Flash, Black Lightning, and DC Universe’s Doom Patrol. In addition to Bassinger and Thomas, the show has also cast Joel McHale as Sylvester Pemberton/Starman and Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Hourman.

Stargirl is set to release on DC Universe in August 2019.

What do you think of the casting? Let us in know in the comments below or on Twitter @superbromoviesTaylor Tyler

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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