Supergirl’s Jimmy Olsen will be black

Necessary Roughness

CBS recently cast Glee’s Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El for the upcoming Supergirl series by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Ali Adler. After her announcement, we now have an actor for Jimmy Olsen, a character best known as a photographer for the Daily Planet. He will be played by Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness), and according to THR, he’ll be a photographer at CatCo, the same place where Kara works at.

It looks like the reports of Jimmy being a ladies man may be true, since the actor looks to be more of the suave type. I guess we’ll find out what he’s going to be like when we see previews.

The site also says that Kara will have a crush on him, and as Kara becomes Supergirl, their relationship will “grow closer.”

I think Berlanti has done well with both Arrow and The Flash on the CW, so I’m very hopeful of how Supergirl is going to turn out.

Kara is Superman’s cousin, who was also born on the planet Krypton. She arrives on Earth and is cared by the Danvers, who tells her that her powers can be dangerous. The show will feature her at the age of 24, sporting glasses and having her hair tied back. She discovers her powers again thanks to a disaster, and this leads her on a quest to becoming Supergirl.

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