Channing Tatum’s wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, has been roped in to play a pivotal role in the CBS superhero fiction series “Supergirl.” The actress will play the role of Lucy Lane, younger sister of Lois Lane.
According to Eonline, the character is as “brash and funny” as Lois. She will also have a history with Mechad Brooks’ character, Jimmy Olsen, and she will come to Metropolis to undo a wrong. Dewan-Tatum’s character will be reportedly shown as a smart and successful woman.
In the comics, Lucy Lane is introduced as the airline stewardess and on and off love interest of Olsen. She is the most recent person to take the identity of Superwoman and has artificially induced Kryptonian abilities. Created by Otto Binder and Curt Swan, she made her first appearance in comic book “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” No. 36.
Reportedly, Dewan-Tatum may take the identity of Supergirl later, but at the moment it is not known how will she factor in the series. She could be shown sharing a romantic relationship with Olsen.
“Supergirl” concerns 24-year-old Kara Zor-El, who lives with the Danvers family after being sent to Earth from Krypton. She uses her power in an unfortunate incident and her adoptive parents teach her to be careful about her powers. Zor-El is the biological cousin of Superman. The series is set to premiere on Oct. 26, 2015, and has been developed by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg. The star cast also includes Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart. David Harewood and Chyler Leigh.
Dewan-Tatum has previously featured in “The Witches of East End” and “American Horror Story: Asylum and “The Playboy Club.” She started her career as a backup dancer and came to notice in the role of Nora in the 2006 film “Step Up.”