Lou Ferrigno Jr. Joins DC’s ‘Stargirl’ As Hourman
Just moments after we posted the story that Joel McHale would be taking the role of Starman in ‘Stargirl‘, news arrived that Lou Ferrigno Jr. would be starring in the role of Hourman on the comic book drama.
Stargirl’ follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger – ‘School of Rock’) who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series.
Lou Ferrigno Jr. will play the recurring role of Rex Tyler, a master chemist and adrenaline junkie who as Hourman is a thrill-seeking superhero with the ability to manifest super-strength, but only for one hour a day. A founding member of the Justice Society of America, Rex struggles with balancing his life as a hero and as a father.
If you’re thinking the name Lou Ferrigno sounds familiar but can’t place it, Lou Ferrigno Snr played Marvel’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’ in CBS’s 70/80s tv series, so the family has a long connection to comic book characters. Lou Ferrigno Jr. has most recently been starring in ‘S.W.A.T’ as Rocker, a member of Mumford’s (i.e. the other team that isn’t Hondo’s) unit. He’s also appeared in ‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn’, ‘The Young and the Restless’ and popped up in episodes of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’.
Ferrigno Jr. joins Brec Bassinger (‘School of Rock’) who plays the title role, Joel McHale (‘Community’, ‘The Great Indoors’), who portrays Starman, and Anjelika Washington (‘Runaways’, ‘Young Sheldon’) who takes an as-yet-unnamed part.
‘Stargirl‘ will be released on DC Universe in the US around September 2019 but currently has a UK broadcaster. However, Netflix UK has picked up the ‘Titans’ series for broadcast over here in January 2019, so it would seem possible they may go for this too. We’ll let you know when we hear more.