‘Supergirl’ Casts Glenn Morshower as Lois Lane’s Father, Plus New Photo
CBS’ Supergirl keeps a loose relationship with core characters of the Superman franchise, and while Lois Lane remains off in the distance, her father and sister have officially arrived. Not only has eternal military thespian Glenn Morshower signed on to the role of General Sam Lane, but so too do we have our first look at Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy.
IGN broke word of Morshower’s arrival as Sam Lane, another in a long-line of the actor’s military figures, from the likes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., to X-Men: First Class and the Transformers franchise. On Supergirl at least, the recurring character will arrive as “a powerful military lifer – and an overprotective father to both Lucy Lane and her sister, Lois. His arrival in National City stirs up trouble for Supergirl when he enlists her in a dangerous government initiative.”
Additionally, Entertainment Weekly scored our first look at Lucy Lane, as well the first photo and/or footage beyond the widespread series’ pilot:
Premiering Monday, October 26, so reads the official CBS logline for Supergirl:
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret.
Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director.
However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).
In addition, Supergirl features Iddo Goldberg as Red Tornado, Brit Morgan as Livewire, Chris Browning as Reactron, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, Owain Yeoman as DC’s Vartox, Iron Man villain Faran Tahir as The Commander, Smash star Jeremy Jordan as Toyman, former Super-stars Dean Cain and Helen Slater as Kara’s adoptive Danvers parents, and Laura Benanti as Kara’s Kryptonian mother Alura.
As with DC’s approach to movies and TV thus far, the new Supergirl series will establish its own independent continuity, outside of Arrow and The Flash, or the inevitable Justice League movie, as CBS boss Nina Tassler previously downplayed the possibility of any CW crossover.
In the meantime, check out the latest Supergirl trailers below, as we count down to the October premiere.