CBS casts a True Blood alum as Supergirl's Jimmy Olsen

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Jan 29, 2015, 11:48 AM EST (Updated)

Now that the title role's been cast (with Melissa Benoist), it's time to build Supergirl's support team. CBS is starting with a notable character who's appeared alongside both herself and her cousin, Superman. We're talking about the one and only Jimmy Olsen. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olsen's shoes will be filled by model-turned-actor Mehcad Brooks. If his name sounds familiar it's because he's already had a steady career in television. He's previoulsy appeared on HBO'sTrue Blood and USA's Necessary Roughness

In Supergirl, Olsen will serve as the love interest for the Kryptonian. He's a "a photographer at CatCo., 
where Kara works. He's the 
salt of the earth, and this only makes Kara crush on him even more. The character has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret."

Olsen and Supergirl will work together as she tries to balance her civilian and superhero lifestyles. Brooks follows in the footsteps of actors like Jack Larson, Marc McClure, Justin Whalin, Sam Huntington and Aaron Ashmore. All of whom have played Olsen at one time or another. 

What do you think of the new Jimmy Olsen?

(via THR