The hour is at hand!
Well, to dial it back a little bit…it’s more like Hourman is at hand, with S.W.A.T.‘s Lou Ferrigno Jr. joining DC Universe’s upcoming live-action Stargirl series. Ferrigno Jr. joins Brec Bassinger (Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl) and Joel McHale (Sylvester Pemberton / Starman), as well as Anjelika Washington (Young Sheldon), Yvette Monreal (The Fosters, Faking It), and Christopher James Baker (True Detective) in undisclosed roles.
Ferrigno Jr. is set for the recurring guest star 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… for one hour a day. As a founding member of the Justice Society of America, Rex/Hourman struggles to find the balance between his life as a hero and father.
STARGIRL follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore 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 premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.
Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter will executive produce the streaming service project, based on DC comic book characters created by Johns – in fact, he created the character Stargirl in 1999 to honor his late sister. Johns will write the season premiere and serve as series showrunner, which is produced by Berlanti Prods. and Mad Ghost Prods. in association with Warner Bros. Television.
More recently, Patrick J. Adams (Suits) played a version of the Hourman character in several episodes of the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.