Stargirl Season 2 Adds Nick Tarabay & Jonathan Cake as New Villains
According to Deadline, Nick Tarabay (The Expanse, Pacific Rim: Uprising) and Jonathan Cake (The Affair) have been tapped as the new DC villains for the upcoming second season of The CW’s Stargirl. Tarabay is set to play the series regular role of Eclipso while Cake will be playing the recurring role of The Shade. In addition, up-and-coming young actress Ysa Penarejo (Project Mc2) has also joined the new season for a mystery role.
Eclipso is set to become one of the main antagonists to clash with Stargirl’s Justice Society of America in Season 2. The villain was first teased during the ending of the first season finale where Cindy steals a blue diamond from the Injustice Society of America.
Eclipso’s full character description reads: “Ancient entity of corruption and vengeance. Brimming with a cold, terrifying darkness, he exploits the flaws of others, reveling in the impure and sinful, sadistically feeding off the dark side of humanity.”
As for The Shade, he is known as a classic antihero from the DC Comics. He is an English immortal who has the ability to cast magical shadow powers. His character description reads:
“Tall and slim with an elegant 19th century way to his speech and manners, he masks the horrors he’s experienced and people he’s lost in all the time alive with wry, witty retorts and a false sense that nothing really matters.”
Stargirl follows the story of Courtney Whitmore (BreceBassinger) who is a smart, athletic, and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.
Stargirl also stars Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect), Trae Romano (Robbie), Anjelika Washington (Shameless, Young Sheldon), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Joel McHale (Community) as Starman, Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Rex Tyler/Hourman, Brian Stapf as Wildcat, Luke Wilson (Charlie’s Angels), as Pat Dugan, Henry Thomas as Dr. Mid-Nite, Joy Osmanski (The Santa Clarita Diet) as Tigress, Neil Hopkins (Matador) as Sportsmaster, and Nelson Lee (Mulan) as Dragon King.
Character creator Geoff Johns writes and produces the series through his Mad Ghost Productions banner alongside Greg Berlanti and Berlanti Productions. The first season debuted on DC Universe but was then granted a second season renewal at The CW.
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