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Casting News: Lucy Lane is Coming to Supergirl

Casting News: Lucy Lane is Coming to Supergirl

By Tim Beedle Monday, August 3rd, 2015


 

While her older sister Lois may still be hunting down stories in Metropolis, it appears that Lucy Lane is heading for National City.

As revealed tonight on The Hollywood Reporter, Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Witches of East End) has been cast in the recurring role of the younger Ms. Lane on CBS’s upcoming Supergirl. Described as brash, funny and as beautiful as her older sister Lois Lane, Lucy is strong, smart and successful in her own right. She's got a history with Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and she's come to town to right a previous wrong. She’ll first appear in the third episode of the show.

While not as well known as her sister, Lucy Lane was first introduced back in the Silver Age, where she worked as both a flight attendant and an air traffic coordinator. She also initially served as a sometimes love interest for Jimmy Olsen, so her “history” on the show with Brooks’ Olsen isn’t all that surprising. However, she’s probably best known to DC Comics fans as the most recent iteration of Superwoman. In pre-New 52 storylines, Lucy obtained powers similar to a Kryptonian by wearing a mysterious suit. Whether we’ll ever see this take place on Supergirl, however, remains to be seen.

While it’s been a while since we’ve seen Lucy Lane outside of comics, this isn’t her first time on the small screen. She’s previously shown up on Superman: The Animated Series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Smallville.

This is actually the second #DCTV casting story to break today. Click here to discover who’s been cast in the role of Hawkman on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.