Season 1 of DC’s Stargirl, created by Geoff Johns, aired on The CW and DC Universe in mid-2020. Now, a number of new actors are joining the fray for the show’s sophomore run. Find out where you’ve seen the new additions for DC’s Stargirl Season 2.
Deadline reported in October that both Nick Tarabay and Jonathan Cake had been cast in DC’s Stargirl Season 2. Tarabay, playing the role of “Eclipso”, will be a series regular while Cake, as “Richard Swift/The Shade” is a recurring guest star.
Before stepping foot in Blue Valley, Nick Tarabay already made his DC TV debut by playing “Digger Harkness/Captain Boomerang” in 3 episodes of Arrow, the long-running series which started the successful Arrowverse franchise of superhero shows on The CW.
Between 2010-2012, Tarabay potrayed “Ashur” on the Starz television series Spartacus, which ultimately ran for 3 seasons. He has also recurred or guest starred on shows including The Expanse, Castle, Longmire, The Sopranos and Person of Interest, among many others.
On the other hand, Jonathan Cake has also made a prior DC TV appearance before played exiled ISA member The Shade. He portrayed Edward “Blackbeard” Teach in an episode of Legends of Tomorrow. Cake has also appeared opposite the likes of Charles Dance and Diana Rigg in the 1997 ITV/PBS miniseries Rebecca.
More recently, Cake has guest-starred on popular shows such as Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Chuck, Death In Paradise, Desperate Housewives, and Grey’s Anatomy.
On 5 November 2020, multiple outlets reported the casting of Jim Gaffigan in DC’s Stargirl Season 2. A popular comedian, it was announced that he would be voicing Thunderbolt, a CGI character.
Gaffigan is known for starring in a sitcom loosely based on his own life, The Jim Gaffigan Show. His other television credits include That ’70s Show, Bob’s Burgers and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Gaffigan also co-starred in the 2009 film 17 Again, which starred Zac Efron and Matthew Perry.
Entertainment Weekly described Thunderbolt as: “extremely powerful, but the wishes he grants often cause more trouble than the wish-asker would ever expect. But despite his somewhat constant supernatural disasters, the Thunderbolt’s heart is always in the right place, even if it is wounded by the friends he has lost throughout his long existence.” The character inhabits the mysterious “pink pen” that Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) found in Season 1.
Last but not least, it was reported by Decider among other outlets that 18-year-old actor Alkoya Brunson had been cast as Jakeem Thunder for DC’s Stargirl Season 2. In DC Comics, Jakeem is a member of the Justice Society of America (JSA), as well as an ally of Stargirl. The character was referenced in Season 1 as a friend of Mike Dugan (Trae Romano).
Brunson is known for appearing in television series such as The Originals, Malibu Rescue and Me, Myself and I.
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