Mehcad Brooks cast as Jimmy Olsen in ‘Supergirl’

Mehcad Brooks has been cast as Jimmy Olsen in the new Supergirl series on CBS.

Jimmy Olsen is actually a staple character in the Superman universe, not Supergirl, so it’s interesting to see where this goes. Jimmy works as a photographer in the Daily Planet where Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent works. It’s interesting that he’s been chosen as a supporting character in the Supergirl series. Supergirl and Superman are cousins, but I’m not sure if that will be the storyline in this TV series, or if they will even mention him or Clark Kent.

DC Entertainment said that Jimmy is “living and working” in National City (where Supergirl is based) but his reasons are a mystery for now.

Melissa Benoist from Glee is playing the title role of Kara Zor-El, Supergirl.

Mehcad Brooks has appeared on Desperate Housewives, True Blood and Necessary Roughness.

Via Hero Complex

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