By Chancellor Agard
March 29, 2019 at 09:15 PM EDT
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Brec Bassinger is suited up and ready for action.

DC Universe unveiled the first look at Bassinger as Stargirl‘s titular hero at WonderCon on Friday.

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In the new image, the School of Rock actress strikes a heroic pose in a costume designed by Laura Jean Shannon (Black Lightning and Doom Patrol) as she clutches Courtney’s iconic Cosmic Staff. Behind her stands what appears to be a robotic leg, which undoubtedly belongs to her sidekick Stripes, a 15-foot super robot operated by her new stepfather Pat (Luke Wilson). Furthermore, the mere presence of light in the photo suggests that the show will have a lighter tone than DC Universe’s inaugural series Titans, which had moody and shadowy first-look character photos that definitely telegraphed that show’s darker tone. 

Check out the full image below:

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Executive produced by showrunner Geoff Johns, the show follows Courtney, a struggling high schooler who relocates to Blue Valley, Neb., after her mother marries Pat. Eventually, she discovers that her stepfather used to be Stripesy, the sidekick of Justice Society of America member Starman (Joel McHale). Courtney ends up borrowing Cosmic Staff and using it to fight evil as Stargirl, inspiring a new generation of heroes in the process. The main character was originally created by Johns and was inspired by his sister, who died in a plane explosion in 1996.

Stargirl also stars Henry Thomas as Golden Age Dr. Mid-Nite; Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Golden Age Hourman; Amy Smart (Justified) as Courtney’s mom Barbara; Meg DeLacy (The Fosters) as Cindy Burman, Courtney’s classmate and the daughter of the JSA’s longtime enemy, Dragon King (Nelson Lee); Trae Romano as Courtney’s stepbrother Mike; and Jake Austin Walker (Rectify), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), Yvette Monreal (Faking It), Christopher James Baker (True Detective), and Hunter Sansone as undisclosed DC characters. Arrowverse overlord Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter. and Melissa Carter will also serve as executive producers.

During the WonderCon panel, DC Universe also announced that Swamp Thing will premiere May 31 and gave updates on Titans season 2, Young Justice: Outsiders, and Kaley Cuoco’s forthcoming Harley Quinn animated series.

Stargirl will debut in early 2020.

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