Supergirl Lands Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Is She Superwoman?
With production currently under way on CBS' Supergirl, a report surfaced last week that the series is currently seeking actresses to play Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's younger sister who also transforms into Superwoman in the DC Comics. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum has landed the recurring role of Lucy Lane. The character will make her debut in the show's third episode.
Lucy Lane is described as "brash, funny and beautiful as her older sister Lois Lane," and also "strong, smart and successful in her own right." The report from last month revealed that, like in the DC Comics, Lucy is an ex-girlfriend of photographer Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), who is said to come to National City to, "right a previous wrong." In the previously-released Supergirl trailers, it appears that Melissa Benoist's Kara Zor-El develops an instantaneous crush on Jimmy Olsen, and with the arrival of Lucy Lane, it's possible that a love triangle may be developing.
It remains to be seen whether Lois Lane will be featured in the show, but there have already been numerous references to the Man of Steel in the trailers and he shows up in silhouette in the pilot. We also don't know yet if Lucy Lane will eventually transform into Superwoman throughout the course of Supergirl Season 1, so we'll have to wait and see. Production is currently under way in Los Angeles, with the series slated to premiere Monday, October 26 at 8:30 PM ET. The one-hour series will then move to its normal time slot, Mondays at 8 PM, starting November 2, where it will air opposite another DC superhero adaptation, Fox's Gotham.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum joins fellow new cast members Peter Facinelli, who signed on as Maxwell Lord, and Chris Browning, who stars as the villainous Reactron. The main Supergirl cast is rounded out by Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott. Dean Cain and Helen Slater also star as Kara Zor-El's foster parents, the Danvers.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, the wife of Channing Tatum, most recently starred on Lifetime's Witches of East End. She has also had roles on NBC's The Playboy Club and FX's horror anthology series American Horror Story. Do you think Jenna Dewan-Tatum is the right choice to play Lucy Lane? Do you think we'll see Superwoman at some point during the first season? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more on Supergirl.