Superman & Lois Adds Douglas Smith as Jimmy Olsen in Fourth and Final Season (Exclusive)

Another iconic DC character is making tracks for The CW. Expected to premiere this fall, the fourth and final season of Superman & Lois will introduce Douglas Smith as Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Superman & Lois’ incarnation of Jimmy is an extroverted 20-something known for being the “life of the party” around the office. “Despite being work colleagues with Clark, he’s been unable to get him out of his ‘awkward’ shell,” according to Jimmy’s official description. “Unaware of Clark’s super-secret, Jimmy’s still determined to become his pal.”

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Smith is best known for playing Ben Henrickson on HBO’s Big Love and Corey Brockfield in the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies. Additional TV credits include roles on HBO’s Vinyl, ABC’s When We Rise, TNT’s The Alienist and CBS’ Clarice, among others. On the big screen, Smith is best known as Percy Jackson’s half-brother Tyson in 2013’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. And, fun fact: he’s also the younger brother of Gregory Smith (Everwood), who has directed eight episodes of Superman & Lois.

This marks Jimmy’s first appearance on Superman & Lois, despite the character previously playing a major role in The CW’s larger Arrowverse. Mehcad Brooks portrayed James Olsen on Supergirl, which took place on an entirely different Earth, for six seasons (2015–2021).

Series regulars returning for Season 4 of Superman & Lois include Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Alex Garfin as Jordan Kent, Michael Bishop as Jonathan Kent and Michael Cudlitz as Lex Luthor. Despite the mass cast exodus at the end of Season 3, many familiar characters are also expected to make guest appearances; some have already been spotted on Instagram.

Are you excited to meet Superman & Lois‘ take on Jimmy Olsen? What are your hopes for the show’s final season? Drop your thoughts in a comment below.

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