We had heard that Lucy Lane was going to be a character on the show at some point. Now we know who will be playing her - Jenna Dewan-Tatum. I had hoped that we would have a silver haired Lucy. I doubt we'll get that here.
Here is the official report from CBS with a blurb that caught my eye:
Jenna Dewan-Tatum is hereby joining the cast of the upcoming CBS show Supergirl.
The actress will play Lucy Lane, the older sister of a name you might recognize—Lois Lane. Lucy is described as funny, brash (and obviously beautiful) and heads to Supergirl's town to "right a previous wrong." She also has friends in high places; she has a history with James Olsen, played by actor Mehcad Brooks.
That is a straight lift from the site. Lucy as the 'older sister' of Lois? I hope not. She always has been the younger sister. And coming in to 'right a previous wrong'? It has to be some sort of smoothing over of a difficult break up with Jimmy. It'll play into the obvious attraction Kara has for Jimmy.
I also can't help but think that this is a one episode stint. Maybe she'll be back for a repeat visit. Maybe her job as a flight attendant (fingers crossed) brings her into National City for a layover and she reconnects with Jimmy?
Now the news was reported lots of places with a couple of differences. Here is Variety's link:
Dewan-Tatum is one of many guest stars set for the first season, including “Super” alums Dean Cain and Helen Slater.
Lucy Lane is described as brash, funny and beautiful as her older sister Lois Lane. 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.
The label of guest star makes this sound like an episode or two and not a recurring role. And here a rejiggering of words make her now sound like the younger sister.
Lastly, I haven't seen much of Dewan-Tatum outside of a bit of the horror movie Tamara. Anyone care to comment on her acting chops? Her name does brings a bit of buzz to the show.
So much optimism!