New Supergirl Images Give Us Our First Look at Jimmy Olsen and Cat Grant

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 1:04PM
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 1:04PM
New Supergirl Images Give Us Our First Look at Jimmy Olsen and Cat Grant
We've already seen Melissa Benoist suited up as CBS's Supergirl, but now new cast photos give us our first look at Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen and Golden Globe winner Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant:

New Supergirl Images Give Us Our First Look at Jimmy Olsen and Cat Grant

New Supergirl Images Give Us Our First Look at Jimmy Olsen and Cat Grant

The photo of Cat Grant isn't particularly revealing, as we already knew she was a scheming kind of character. But the picture of Kara Danvers and Jimmy Olsen reveals that Melissa Benoist will, indeed, be maintaining her brunette look, at least for the beginning of the show. It's possible that her transformation into a costumed superhero will entail a new hair color or a blonde wig as a disguise, but for now it looks like CBS is bucking DC Comics tradition.

Mehcad Brooks looks like he always does as Jimmy Olsen, but this is revealing in itself. Among the many ridiculous complaints fans had about his casting, the more legitimate ones were concerned with "stud-washing," or that Brooks was too "cool" and good-looking to play Olsen. There doesn't seem to be any attempt to make Brooks look like a geek in this photograph, so it looks like he will only be loosely based on the DC Comics character.

CBS also released an official synopsis for the series, which can be read below:

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. Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Arrow"), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter ("Arrow").

It was also announced today that CBS will air Supergirl on Mondays at 8pm, which will, incidentally, mean a DC Comics face-off between Supergirl and Gotham, unless Fox switches baby Bruce Wayne's time slot.

Via Comic Book Movie.
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