The Deuce renewed for final season; Arrowverse crossover, Stargirl casting news (Quick Hits)

Ballers season 3Today certainly remains busy when it comes to TV headlines, and let’s start with the latest news on The Deuce — it is coming back, albeit for a third and final season.

This news was confirmed in a post on Twitter by show executive producer David Simon, who also noted that the plan all along was for the series to only have three seasons. The final season will have eight episodes, and we imagine that it could premiere as early as next fall (though no firm premiere date has been set at the moment). HBO does have a busy lineup of programming coming up, but they could have a spot open for it in the fall.

As for some other headlines of the day…

Arrowverse crossover casting news – Do we now know the official big bad for the upcoming event, which is airing on The CW this December? Lost alum Jeremy Davies has been officially cast for the crossover, which could be set by and large within Gotham City — hence, why Batwoman is involved. Davies’ character is that of John Deegan, who works as a doctor at the Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane. He’s someone who could certainly do all sorts of demented stuff, and if he does end up being the central villain here, we wonder how he is able to get an edge over characters like The Flash and Supergirl, who are so over-powered at times that it probably makes writing for them tough.

Stargirl officially cast – The upcoming series on the DC Universe streaming service has now found its lead in Nickelodeon star Brec Bassinger. This series will premiere at some point next year, and for original comic writer Geoff Johns, this casting was incredibly important — he created the role as a tribute to his late sister.

In a statement, here is what Johns had to say:

“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl … And after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger. Brec’s warmth, strength, humor and positive energy are core to who Courtney Whitmore is. I’m so grateful she’s signed on for the role.”

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