Lately some details about the new Supergirl TV series have been published. From the character descriptions it seems like the writers have no problem to almost entirely ignore the source material and simply grab some random names from the DCU to equip them with new character traits and backstories. Jimmy Olsen is a handsome hunk and probably one of Kara’s love interests. Cat Grant (Wtf?) is Kara’s boss and founder of the media conglomerate CatCo. Hank Hanshaw works for the CIA. (Wait a minute …Seriously?!!) You can check out the descriptions below and read an entire article on IGN.
James Olsen: In his late 20s/early 30s, open ethnicity, James is a smart, worldly and attractive photographer for CatCo (see below). Though an alpha male, his salt-of-the-earth nature elicits a huge ol’ crush from Kara.
Cat Grant: The project is eyeing females in their 40s, open ethnicity, to play the founder of CatCo, a media conglomerate that Cat built from the ground up. Kara (Supergirl’s mild-mannered alter ego) will work as a personal assistant to Cat, who is described as “J.Lo by way of Anna Wintour.”
Winslow “Wynn” Schott: This twentysomething tech whiz/Comic-Con stalwart toils for CatCo as a programmer, unaware of his own potential. Unware of her secret, he carries a torch for Kara, whom he lives next door to.
Hank Henshaw: As an upstart CIA agent, Hank grew obsessed with intergalactic intel. Now in his 40s and lording over the DEO (Department of Extra-Normal Operations), he is on high alert when Supergirl reveals herself, worried that her otherworldly abilities pose a threat to humankind.
I’m a bit bummed (since I’ve tried to keep my cautious optimism alive as long as possible) but it really looks like the series could turn out to be a poor people’s “The Devil Wears Prada” meets “Dawson’s Creek” with some Sci-Fi elements thrown into the mix. Sadly, now there’s no more hope for Powergirl to show up which could have been so great.
Also, here’s a new design I did yesterday featuring Terra who’s my favorite Titan.