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Breaking News: Supergirl Casts James Olsen

Breaking News: Supergirl Casts James Olsen

By Tim Beedle Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

He may be best buds with Superman in the comics, but it looks like Jimmy Olsen will be hanging out with his cousin onscreen in the future.

Actor Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness, True Blood) has been cast as James Olsen in Supergirl, the high flying new series in development from Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. He’ll join Melissa Benoist on the show, who was recently cast as Kara Zor-el (AKA Supergirl).

Supergirl’s James Olsen is described as a photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara (series star Melissa Benoist) works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret.

Superman and Supergirl fans may also notice the name of that media company. Though we’ll let you speculate about that one…

More to come!