Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) stands between Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) in a new photo of CBS' "Supergirl" from Entertainment Weekly, which offers a first look at the recurring character.
"We hope to explore the history that Lucy has with James Olsen -- or, as Lucy knows him, Jimmy Olsen," explained executive producer Ali Adler. "I think we're going to bring in her father. She does not play a romantic foil with whatever Kara and James are brewing, but people will also be surprised that she's really a woman's woman. She and Kara develop their own friendship, too. We're not just bringing her in to purposefully create tension. She serves a larger story drive."
Though not as iconic as Lois, Lucy Lane is a long-running character in her own right, created by comics legends Otto Binder and Curt Swan and first seen in 1959's "Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen" #36. In 2009, the character briefly took on the "Superwoman" identity. Lucy Lane is frequently depicted with a romantic connection to Jimmy Olsen, a tradition the show looks to be continuing. Dewan-Tatum was announced for the role earlier this month.
"Supergirl" arrives on CBS on October 26 at 8:30 p.m. EST. Developed by producers Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, the series stars Benoist, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood and Chyler Leigh.