CBS ‘Supergirl’ Casts Jeremy Jordan as DC’s Toyman
CBS’ Supergirl got some unexpected lift with the casting of former Super-stars Dean Cain and Helen Slater, though the latest addition bring us back to Earth for another check off the main cast. Smash star Jeremy Jordan will join Kara Zor-El as Winslow Schott, better known as DC Superman antagonist The Toyman.
Like many in the Supergirl supporting cast, Jordan’s Winslow “Winn” Schott will appear as an employee of CatCo, in this case a “superstar IT whiz” working alongside Kara (Glee star Melissa Benoist), and likely crushing on the secretly-super gal. Gun (or Kryptonite) to our heads, we’d bet the pilot episode will include a wink and a nod to the character’s interest in toys, or at least robotics.
Most recently adding Chyler Leigh as Kara’s sister Alex, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti as Kara’s Kryptonian mother Alura and True Blood star Mehcad Brooks as an older rendition of Jimmy Olsen, here’s how CBS formally describes the new series:
Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
CBS’ Supergirl is also looking to cast the villainous Lumberjack and the rest Kara’s adopted family the Danvers, as well as a Super body double for a steely cameo. Arrow producer Greg Berlanti and No Ordinary Family’s Ali Adler will write the script and executive produce, joined by CW superhero producer Andrew Kreisberg.
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.
We’re all-but confirmed to have Supergirl on CBS’ fall schedule, so who else might surprise us by joining the new cast?