Supergirl TV series to have Cyborg Superman and Jimmy Olsen as a sex symbol?

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Greg Berlanti, the executive producer of The Flash and Arrow, is currently working on Supergirl for CBS. It has been reported that they are currently looking for their Supergirl, but what about the supporting characters? According to TVLine, the show is casting roles for Jimmy Olsen, Cat Grant, Hank Henshaw (Cyborg Superman).

Here are the names and description of the characters. For Jimmy Olsen, it looks like they’re building him up to be a sexy stud muffin.

CAT GRANT | The project is eyeing females in their 40s, open ethnicity, to play the founder of CatCo, a media conglomerate that Cat built from the ground up. Kara (Supergirl’s mild-mannered alter ego) will work as a personal assistant to Cat, who is described as “J.Lo by way of Anna Wintour.”

JAMES OLSEN | In his late 20s/early 30s, open ethnicity, James is a smart, worldly and (duh) attractive photographer for CatCo. Though an alpha male, his salt-of-the-earth nature elicits a huge ol’ crush from Kara.

WINSLOW ‘WYNN’ SCHOTT | This twentysomething tech whiz/Comic-Con stalwart toils for CatCo as a programmer, unaware of his own (toying?) potential. Unware of her secret, he carries a torch for Kara, whom he lives next door to.

HANK HENSHAW | As an upstart CIA agent, Hank grew obsessed with intergalactic intel. Now in his 40s and lording over the DEO (Department of Extra-Normal Operations), he is on high alert when Supergirl reveals herself, worried that her otherworldly abilities pose a threat to humankind.

Henshaw was Cyborg Superman before the New 52. The description definitely makes him seem like the main bad guy for the first season who wants to take down Supergirl.

As for Schott, the character is known in the comics and cartoon as the Toyman who creates deadly toys. He’s definitely a creepy character, and the description makes him sound like one, especially as the creepy neighbor who has a crush on Kara.

What do you think of the supporting characters so far?

CBS is aiming for next fall for the series to premiere.

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