Another familiar DC comic book character is headed for the small screen. CBS has found their Jimmy Olsen for the upcoming “Supergirl” series in actor Mehcad Brooks, it was announced today. Brooks is the second actor to sign on after Supergirl herself, “Glee” alum Melissa Benoist, who was cast last week.
In this adaptation of DC comics, the show will follow Benoist’s Kara, who has grown up on Earth since her home planet Krypton was destroyed. After hiding her powers all these years, the young woman is now ready to tap into her superhero potential. She is ready to accept her powers and is determined to use them for good. This version of Jimmy Olsen is a photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara works.
Brooks’ past television credits include “Desperate Housewives,” “True Blood” and USA’s “Necessary Roughness.” He also had a role in last year’s “About Last Night” remake.