‘Supergirl’ Casts ‘True Blood’ Star Mehcad Brooks to Play Jimmy Olsen

The cast for the new Supergirl series at CBS continues to grow with True Blood veteran Mehcad Brooks joining the show as Jimmy Olsen….

Mehcad Brooks — best known for his roles on ‘True Blood’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’ — will join the cast of the new series ‘Supergirl’ to play an iconic character from the Superman universe.

Brooks will play Jimmy Olsen, who is a photographer at Cat Co., the company where Supergirl aka Kara also works under the guidance of Cat Grant. Olsen is described as a ‘smart, worldly photographer’ who catches Kara’s eye when they start working together.

Supergirl will be played by ‘Glee’ star Melissa Benoist.

The new series still has several roles to fill including Cat Grant as well as Hank Henshaw, who will be one of the primary antagonists on the series. Superman fans will recognize the name Hank Henshaw aka Cyborg Superman from the comic books.

The new Supergirl series is expected to get into production later this year.

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  1. ConfoundedSociety
    Jan 29, 2015 - 12:04 AM

    So, in other words… Based “loosely” on the DC comics characters. I give it 6 episodes before it’s cancelled. The bar has been set extremely high by Marvel, Gotham, Arrow and Flash.

  2. steamboat
    Jan 29, 2015 - 10:55 AM

    This show is DOA !!

    Let me see… Jimmy Olsen is now black and wants to get into Supergirl’s pants. Really
    PC You FREAKS!!! Spiderman has been killed off and replaced by a multiracial
    (black/hispanic) Spiderman. Superman has renounced his American citizenship. Green
    Lantern is gay in the comics and a black guy wants to play him in the movies.
    Perry WHITE is now black in the movies. Wonder woman may be gay. The new Fantastic
    Four reboot has a black Johnny Storm and a white Sue Storm, and a baby faced Reed
    Richards. And there’s talk of changing Thor’s sex. Archie is knocked off taking
    a bullet for a gay friend (was it Reggie or Jughead ?) . And now there’s talk
    of making Captain America being black in future movies. This is what happens
    when liberals get in charge. They’re not satisfied with creating their own set
    of diverse characters. They have to get in there and destroy our age-old icons
    and impose their warped morals (or lack there of) on us. Well FU Libs !!!