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“Supergirl” To Include New Versions Of Jimmy Olsen, Cat Grant And More

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“Supergirl” To Include New Versions Of Jimmy Olsen, Cat Grant And More

It looks like there are more “Supergirl” parts being cast outside of the upcoming CBS series’ two female leads. TVLine has reported that four additional series-regular roles are currently being cast by David Rapaport, the casting director for previous DC Comics shows “Arrow” and “The Flash.”

The quartet of new characters include Cat Grant, James Olsen, WInslow ‘Wynn’ Schott and Hank Henshaw, almost all of which have undergone varying levels of makeovers to fit into the potential CBS series.

Cat is described as a woman in her 40s and the founder of media conglomerate called CatCo. The casting information says the producers are open to any ethnicities for the part, which is described as “J.Lo by way of Anna Wintour.” Kara Danvers, Supergirl’s civilian identity, will be Cat’s personal assistant when she’s not saving lives.

Like with Cat Grant, the casting directors are open to ethnicity when it comes to CatCo photographer James Olsen. The character is described as smart, worldly, attractive and in his late 20s or early 30s. Olsen will be a bit of an alpha male in the series and also the object of Kara’s affection.

CatCo programmer Winslow Schott is described as a twentysomething genius and “Comic-Con stalwart.” He will be Kara’s next door neighbor and develop a crush on her, which could lead to some awkward encounters should he ever give into the villainous tendencies of his comic book counterpart, Toyman.

Lastly, Hank Henshaw is described as a 40-year-old CIA agent with more than a passing interest in extraterrestrials. He will be the head of DEO — the Department of Extra-Normal Operations — and take a special interest in Supergirl once the hero stands revealed.

Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”) and Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) wrote the “Supergirl” pilot and will also executive produce the series.

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