Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 34, has been confirmed to play Lucy Lane in the newest upcoming show Supergirl.
Lucy Lane, the sister of Lois Lane is described to have “strong, funny, smart, brash and beautiful,” traits that seemed to fit dancer and actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
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Supergirl follows the story of Kara who has super powers she has been hiding since she started living on Earth. She is Superman’s cousin and just like him, Kara learns to accept her abilities and use them for the greater good.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum will make an appearance in episode three. Based on the comic book, Lucy Lane shares a romantic relationship with Jimmy Olsen played by Mehcad Brooks. She later on becomes Superwoman and has Kryptonite powers although artificially induced. But it is still not clear if CBS will stick to the original story and make her Superwoman.
Dewan-Tatum was best known for palying the role Nora and starring with Channing Tatum in the 2006 romantic film Step Up. She also appeared in So You Think You Can Dance. Other projects she has been in recently includes: American Horror Story: Asylum, The Witches of East End, and The Playboy Club.
The project, Supergirl, will be the Step Up actress’ return to the small screen this fall after a guest stint on The Mindy Project.
The news of Jenna playing Lucy Lane spread days after Channing Tatum, Jenna’s husband, was reported to have signed on to play Gambit, a superhero character from Marvel’s X-Men.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum will join Melissa Benoist as Kara, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen and Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Peter Facinelli and Chris Browning in this superhero series set to premiere on Oct. 26, 8:30 pm.