As reported yesterday, CBS is currently casting the roles of “Kara Danvers” – aka Kara Zor-El – and her adopted sister Alex Danvers in the upcoming Supergirl television series. Now, TV Line is back with more news, revealing four other series regulars for the show. Iconic Superman supporting character James “Jimmy” Olsen is one of the key characters, described as an “alpha male,” which is certainly different from the comic iteration. In Supergirl, he works at CatCo, which was founded by Cat Grant, who also serves as Kara’s boss. The show, which has a series commitment at CBS, is also casting for the roles of Winslow “Wynn” Shott, who in the comics becomes the villain Toyman, and Hank Henshaw, who is the alter ego of Cyborg Superman. Below are the full character descriptions of these roles. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.
CAT GRANT | The project is eyeing females in their 40s, open ethnicity, to play the founder of CatCo, a media conglomerate that Cat built from the ground up. Kara (Supergirl’s mild-mannered alter ego) will work as a personal assistant to Cat, who is described as “J.Lo by way of Anna Wintour.”
JAMES OLSEN | In his late 20s/early 30s, open ethnicity, James is a smart, worldly and (duh) attractive photographer for CatCo. Though an alpha male, his salt-of-the-earth nature elicits a huge ol’ crush from Kara.
WINSLOW ‘WYNN’ SCHOTT | This twentysomething tech whiz/Comic-Con stalwart toils for CatCo as a programmer, unaware of his own (toying?) potential. Unware of her secret, he carries a torch for Kara, whom he lives next door to.
HANK HENSHAW | As an upstart CIA agent, Hank grew obsessed with intergalactic intel. Now in his 40s and lording over the DEO (Department of Extra-Normal Operations), he is on high alert when Supergirl reveals herself, worried that her otherworldly abilities pose a threat to humankind.