Yet another film adaptation to television bites the dust.
CBS’ “Supergirl” has a lot to prove for a show that hasn’t even premiered yet. Not only does the series need to make sure they can do a character right for possibly the first time onscreen, but the creative team also has to prove that they can maintain the same kind of quality seen on the other acclaimed DC TV shows, like “Arrow” and “The Flash.”
While reaction to the series has remained somewhat lukewarm up until this point, there seems to be a lot of curiosity among the fans regarding what the showrunners and producers’ long-game is with the series. Will it exist in the same universe as the other DC TV shows at some point? Or will it live on its own? For right now, the answer seems to be that the universes are separate, but there’s always the possibility of a potential crossover sometime down the line. Especially considering that Greg Berlanti plays such a large role in both the CW shows and “Supergirl.”
Well, even if she never does run across the Scarlet Speedster or Green Arrow — it’s unlikely that Kara Danvers will always be the only hero in the “Supergirl” universe. THR has reported that actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum has officially joined the cast of the series as Lucy Lane. The character is the younger sister of Lois Lane, and often love interest of Jimmy Olsen, and it seems that Lucy and Jimmy (Mechad Brooks) will already have a history together by the time she is introduced onscreen.
Dewan-Tatum is set to make her series debut in the third episode, and it is still unknown as to whether or not the plan is for Lucy to one day take on her “Superwoman” alter ego as she does in some versions of the comics. Or if she will simply be a recurring side character, that will likely cause some trouble for some of the men on the show. Everything’s a possibility at this point.
Whether or not the series will, in fact, have Lucy become Superwoman at one point will likely remain a mystery for a long, long time, but the opportunities to integrate other superheroes into the series is too ripe for the showrunners not to consider at least some of the possibilities. With Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli) already confirmed for the series, as well as a few other iconic villains from the comics including Reactron (Ben Krull) and more, Kara may need some help from someone besides her famous Kryptonian cousin.
“Supergirl” is set to premiere on CBS on October 26th.
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