Fans of the upcoming CBS show Supergirl got their first look at Lucy Lane this week. Lucy Lane is the younger sister of the more famous Lois Lane, and will be played by Jenna Dewan-Tatum as a recurring role in the show’s first season. Producers have described Lucy as “strong, smart and successful in her own right” and is just “as brash, funny and beautiful as her older sister.”
In the comics, Lucy Lane was an on-again/off-again love interest of James “Jimmy” Olsen, and it looks as though the producers intend to keep this aspect of her character. Executive producer Ali Adler confirmed that Lucy will be a “romantic foil with whatever Kara and James are brewing,” but that Lucy and Kara will “develop their own friendship, too.” It’s nice, and refreshing, to hear that the show won’t resort to a typical, clichéd love triangle for drama, and that the show seems interested in developing friendships between their female characters.
Earlier this year, producers confirmed that General Sam Lane, Lucy and Lois’ father, will appear and that the show plans to take a “classic approach” to his character. Traditionally, General Lane is an ultra-conservative member of the military with very strong views about “illegal aliens” – views not shared by his daughters.
Dewan-Tatum is best known for her roles in The Witches of East End and American Horror Story and is scheduled to appear in several episodes of Supergirl, though there is no word yet on when she’ll make her debut. Supergirl will premiere on Monday October 26 at 8:30, and will air at 8:00 Monday nights thereafter.