Jimmy Olsen has been cast for the upcoming CBS Supergirl series being looked after by Arrow and Flash’s Greg Berlanti.
Necessary Roughness and True Blood’s Mehcad Brooks is cast as The Daily Planet photographer opposite Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El.
The series has already been greenlit for a full first season and will focus on Kara, Superman’s cousin, who, like him, survived the destruction of Krypton only to arrive on earth where she was taken in by a family called Danvers. She now, just like her cousins, hides her abilities from an ever curious world.
“Olsen is a photographer at CatCo., where Kara works. He’s the salt of the earth and this only makes Kara crush on him even more. The character has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret. But with Kara emerging as Supergirl they grow closer.”
Berlanti and his No Ordinary Family’s Ali Adler will write the pilot.
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