2015 has been a great year so far for Black Superhero News, it just keeps coming! This time the headline is that heart-throb Mehcad Brooks has been cast as…..Jimmy Olsen on CBS’s Supergirl series which is now in development stages. Mehcad Jason McKinley Brooks is an actor and former fashion model best known for playing Eggs Benedict on HBO’s True Blood and Terrence “T.K.” King on USA Network’s Necessary Roughness. This is a race swap move similar to Perry White in Man of Steel, Electro in Amazing Spider-man 2 or Johnny Storm in 2015’s Fantastic Four. This will enrage comic book faithful or please the more open-minded fan. Either way them’s the brakes!
Olsen according to sources will be the love interest of the titular character who will be played by Melissa Benoist. Further details include:
“Jimmy, based on the DC Comics character, is an attractive photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara Zor-El works, as an assistant to Cat Grant, (yet to be casted). Recently, Jimmy has been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret.”
Supergirl is developed by “Arrow” and “The Flash” executive producer Greg Berlanti and “The New Normal” co-creator Ali Adler.
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