Jenna Dewan Tatum to Play Lucy Lane on Supergirl

While her husband signed his deal this weekend to play Gambit on the big screen for 20th Century Fox, Jenna Dewan Tatum (Witches of East End) has been cast in the recurring role of Lucy Lane on CBS’s upcoming “Supergirl.”

Described as brash, funny and as beautiful as her older sister Lois Lane, Lucy is strong, smart and successful in her own right. She’s got a history with Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and she’s come to town to right a previous wrong. She’ll first appear in the third episode of the show.

While not as well known as her sister, Lucy Lane was first introduced back in the Silver Age, where she worked as both a flight attendant and an air traffic coordinator. She also initially served as a sometimes love interest for Jimmy Olsen, so her “history” on the show with Brooks’ Olsen isn’t all that surprising. However, she’s probably best known to DC Comics fans as the most recent iteration of Superwoman. In pre-New 52 storylines, Lucy obtained powers similar to a Kryptonian by wearing a mysterious suit.

Lucy Lane has previously appeared on “Superman: The Animated Series,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and “Smallville.”

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