CW has found the actor who would play the son of Green Lantern in the third season of DC Stargirl. In the coming season, actor Tim Gabriel will be seen in the role of Todd Rice or Obsidian. This news has been confirmed by Entertainment Weekly. In the comic books, Todd is the son of Green Lantern and the twin brother of Jennie-Lynn Hayden or Jade, played by Ysa Penarajo in the show.
Todd Rice or Obsidian in DC comics
In the entire season 2 of DC Stargirl, Jade is shown looking for her long-lost brother. Now he is going to finally become a part of the series. Todd James Rice in DC comics first appeared in All-Star Squadron #25. Created by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway, he is the son of Alan Scott (Green Lantern) and Rose Canton. Jade and Obsidian are also the founding members of Infinity Inc. It is a group preserving the legacy of the Justice Society of America.
He later turns evil as he has inherited his mother’s mental illness. He was corrupted by Ian Karkull. After becoming a menace, JSA fights him and cures him. When he wakes up, he retires and also comes out and reveals he is gay. But his path in DC Stargirl is not clear yet.
Tim Gabriel is not the first actor to play the character in live-action. Todd Rice has appeared in the second season of Legends of Tomorrow. Actor Dan Payne played the younger version and Lance Henriksen played the older version.
DC Stargirl season 3 coming out soon
Created by Geoff Johns, the series is based on Courtney Whitmore, played by Brec Bassinger. She becomes Stargirl when she discovers former Starmen’s cosmic staff. She becomes the inspiration for the new generation of superheroes and formed the new Justice Society of America. The first season premiered in the DC universe on May 18, 2020. It was renewed for season 2, which was released on August 10, 2021.
CW has released a statement about the third season in May. “We are beyond proud to continue to share the stories of Nicky Shen and Courtney Whitmore, two strong, powerful young women at the center of this new generation of hit shows for The CW in Kung Fu and DC’s Stargirl. While each boasts remarkable talent on both sides of the camera, Kung Fu and DC’s Stargirl have not only treated fans to some visually stunning action and high-flying heroics, but they also both strike very powerful emotional chords as they delve into the family dynamics and personal relationships at their core, and we are so excited to see what happens next.”
The show is to premiere in 2022 but a definite release date has not been provided yet.