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Mehcad Brooks Teases Green Lantern

Mehcad Brooks happens to tease possible involvement in a Green Lantern project. The actor known for Supergirl and Mortal Kombat updated his Instagram profile with an image of the Green Lantern logo, but hasn’t yet said anything about it, which has led to a lot of speculation. Mehcad Brooks teases Green Lantern on Instagram: Mehcad …

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Supergirl To Take On Gotham; New Image Stills

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Updated: with Supergirl trailer below.

 

It had to happen sooner or later due to the sheer number of DC shows, now Supergirl will be going head-to-head against the Batman prequel series, Gotham.

CBS has given the Supergirl TV series a Monday night 8pm ET timeslot, which is shared by FOX’s popular Gotham series.

Supergirl premiers in November.

CBS also revealed a first look at Melissa Benoist as her alter ego, Kara Zor-El, as well as Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen and Calista Flockhart as Cat Crant.

It’s unclear if the series will feature Superman, but it’s been said he will be referenced.

Supergirl is from writer/exec producers Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti starring Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El and Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, David Harewood as HankHenshaw, and Dean Cain and Helen Slater in mystery roles.

Synopsis:

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

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Mehcad Brooks Cast As Supergirl’s Love Interest Jimmy Olsen

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It’s learned that Mehcad Brooks has been cast as Jimmy Olsen in the CBS Supergirl TV series, with it also said Olsen will be the love interest to Kara Zor-El.

The character will actually apparently be called “James” and not Jimmy, and is described as: an attractive photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara Zor-El works, as an assistant to Cat Grant. Recently, James has been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret.

Of course, Jimmy Olsen is known for being a co-worker and friend to Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

More than likely the casting of Brooks will come with some controversy, similar to Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch in Fantastic Four, as Jimmy Olsen is white in the comic books.

Mehcad Brooks joins Melissa Benoist who will play Supergirl. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler are executive producing, with Berlanti and Adler also penning the pilot.

Brooks is known for roles in Necessary Roughness and Desperate Housewives.

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