CBS Casts Jimmy Olsen For "Supergirl"


CBS' upcoming Supergirl series has found its James Olsen in True Blood's Mehcad Brooks.

EW has the news, and stresses that Supergirl's Olsen will be a different take on the character from the one we know from the comics (aka 'Jimmy' Olsen). Brooks' character will be photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, works, and had previously been working in National City for mysterious reasons. He may be a potential love interest for Kara, played by Melissa Benoist.

Brooks is best known for his role as  Benedict 'Eggs' Talley in True Blood, although you may also recognize him episodes of Desperate Housewives and Necessary Roughness.

The official description for the new Supergirl series reads: “Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”

Warner Bros. Television is producing Supergirl for CBS. There's no official word as to a premiere date as yet in any territories.

Source: THR

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