Jimmy Olsen Role Cast In CBS’ “Supergirl”

Mehcad Brooks (“True Blood,” “Necessary Roughness”) has been cast as Jimmy Olsen in CBS’ upcoming proposed TV series based on the DC Comics character “Supergirl”.

Melissa Benoist will play the title character, Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped its destruction years ago.

Kara was taken in by a foster family who taught her to be careful with her powers. Now that she’s 24, unexpected disaster forces her to use her powers in public and she decides to begin embracing those extraordinary abilities.

In this take, Olsen is a photographer at CatCo., where Kara works and is her workplace crush. Olsen has recently been living and working in National City though the reason is a secret. As Kara emerges as Supergirl, they grow closer.

Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler will pen the script and executive produce the drama series.

Source: The Live Feed