Jenna Dewan-Tatum was recently announced as having a role in the new Supergirl series, and now we’ve got our first look at the actress in that role as Lucy Lane. Jenna Dewan-Tatum will be taking on the role of Lois Lane’s sister and she will apparently enter into a relationship with Mehcad Brooks’ Jimmy Olsen. Supergirl executive producer Ali Adler recently sat down for an interview and talked about Lucy Lane and what kind of effect she will have on the fledgling series.
The Supergirl showrunner talked with Entertainment Weekly and laid out how the show’s creators expect Lucy Lane to feature in the series. “We hope to explore the history that Lucy has with James Olsen — or, as Lucy knows him, Jimmy Olsen,” Adler told EW. “I think we’re going to bring in her father. She not only plays 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.”
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Jenna Dewan-Tatum certainly seems to be a perfect fit for this particular character choice. While the actress is better known for being married to Channing Tatum, the former Jenna Dewan is looking to make a name for herself as one of the co-stars of the latest venture into bringing the comic books into broadcast television. Melissa Benoist stars as Supergirl but characters like Lucy Lane are going to let Jenna Dewan-Tatum try and steal the spotlight. That was rather evident by the reaction to the reveal of the Lane sister on Twitter.
While the show hasn’t officially aired yet, there has been quite a bit of excitement about a cast of television veterans. Shows like Arrow and The Flash might be getting more press when talking about bringing the comics to television. This will be a slightly different take on that theme as Benoist will help bring Supergirl into the modern age as she lives a double life. On the one hand, she’ll be saving the world from supervillains. On the other, she’s trying to move up in the world as a big city personal assistant. Jenna Dewan-Tatum will bring her own take on Lucy Lane to the mix.
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