Actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan has signed on to join the cast of Season 2 of DC’s Stargirl as the character Thunderbolt. The character is “a magical, electrical, fun-loving, wish-granting pink imp from the mysterious land of Bahdnesia.” The character Thunderbolt is extremely powerful, but according to the official character description, “the wishes he grants often cause more trouble than the wish-asker would ever expect. But despite his somewhat constant supernatural disasters, the Thunderbolt’s heart is always in the right place, even if it is wounded by the friends he has lost throughout his long existence.”
EW gives the following description of what the character is walking into in the series:
In the Stargirl comics upon which the series is based, Thunderbolt was trapped inside a pen for 10 years, and Stargirl viewers saw Courtney (Brec Bassinger) steal a pink pen from the Justice Society of America’s costume stash early in season 1. Pat (Luke Wilson) has repeatedly warned Courtney that the pen is a powerful, dangerous weapon not to be unleashed, but Gaffigan’s casting means someone is going to click that pink pen in season 2. Will the new JSA recruit someone to wield that pen intentionally, or will someone — cough, Mike (Trae Romano), cough — click it by accident, freeing Thunderbolt into the world?
This is definitely a fun addition to the series! Jim Gaffigan is s really fun guy, and I think he is a great choice to play the character Thunderbolt. Do you like him for the role? DC’s Stargirl season 2 is set to return to the CW in 2021.