Necessary Roughness alum Mehcad Brooks has signed on for a co-starring role opposite Melissa Benoist in CBS Supergirl, TVWise has learned.
Supergirl tells the story of Kara Zor-El (Benoist), Superman’s cousin who escaped her homeplanet Krypton amidst its destruction. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Mehcad Brooks, who in addition to Necessary Roughness has starred on such TV series as True Blood and Desperate Housewives, will play Jimmy Olsen, a photographer at CatCo, where Kara (Benoist) works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret.
Supergirl, which landed at CBS with a series commitment (meaning that while it will likely go to series, it is not guaranteed a spot on next season’s schedule) last Septmber, hails from Warner Bros. Television and Greg Berlanti’s studio based Berlanti Productions. The script is being penned by Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti, both of whom also executive produce alongside Sarah Schechter.