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Casting: Lou Ferrigno Jr. boards Stargirl; Greg Kinnear enters The Twilight Zone

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Dec 13, 2018

Over on DC Universe, the streamer's original series Stargirl continues to add to its ranks. Lou Ferrigno Jr. is joining the previously announced Brec Bassinger, Joel McHale, Anjelika Washington, Yvette Monreal, and Christopher James Baker.

TVLine reports that Ferrigno the Younger will play the Golden Age iteration of Rex Tyler, aka Hourman, on the series. Tyler is a founding member of the Justice Society of America, and was recently played by Patrick J. Adams on DC's Legends of Tomorrow. While Tyler is a master chemist, Hourman is a super-strength-fueled thrill-seeker. This version of the character will struggle to balance the two sides of his life.

Geoff Johns (creator of the Stargirl comic) will serve as showrunner and also executive-produce the series, alongside Sarah Schechter and Greg Berlanti. The show will feature high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl (Bassinger), as she unites a group of heroes to stop some villainous plots. The series will heavily feature the Justice Society of America, the first team of its kind. We're guessing that this is where Hourman comes in.

Previous Ferrigno Jr. credits include recurring roles on S.W.A.T., Bones, and 9-1-1. He's also fairly well known as the son of TV's own Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno. Hopefully there will be no Marvel vs. DC arguments breaking out around the Ferrigno dinner table.


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In other casting news, actor Greg Kinnear has joined the reboot of The Twilight Zone at CBS All Access. This new version of the classic anthology series has already cast John Cho, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, and Jacob Tremblay. Jordan Peele (also an executive producer on the new series) will serve as narrator and host.

According to Deadline, Kinnear will appear in the episode "The Traveler" opposite Steven Yeun. Nothing further is known, and things will likely stay that way until the episode airs.

Kinnear is a Daytime Emmy Award winner (Talk Soup), and was also nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 1998 film As Good as It Gets.


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