Lucy Lane to Join TV Supergirl – Field Hockey Unconfirmed

Helen Slater as Linda Lee (Supergirl) and Maureen Teefy as Lucy Lane, Supergirl (1984)

TVLine is reporting that Lucy Lane will be joining Supergirl as a recurring character in episode 3. If that’s true, I’m pretty excited.

TV paraphrases the casting breakdown as follows:

In her mid-20s to early 30s, Lucy is described as as brash, funny and beautiful as her sister Lois, yet strong, smart and successful in her own right.

She is also, in keeping with DC Comics lore, an ex-girlfriend of Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) new CatCo media conglom colleague, Daily News transplant Jimmy Olsen (played by Mehcad Brooks).

Hopefully Lucy will be more like her Supergirl movie or Lois & Clark TV incarnations than the antagonist she became in pre-Flashpoint Supergirl. Naturally all the media outlets are using the “Superwoman” hook to describe this casting, but that’s only the most recent version in memory and far from reflective of Lucy’s historical depictions. Anyway, strict adaptation of specific comics canon isn’t how this show rolls.

The mention of Lucy and Jimmy’s past relationship gets spun into a “love triangle” by TVLine, but I expect the show will do something far more interesting with her character beyond that intro. Personally I would love to see Lucy and Linda – I mean Kara – become friends like their movie counterparts. Kara needs someone better than Wynn to hang out with.