'Supergirl' Casts Jeremy Jordan From 'The Last Five Years' & It's A Shame He Won't Be Singing
This Last Five Years star has a brand new gig on CBS. According to The Wrap, Jeremy Jordan has been cast in CBS series Supergirl as part of what seems to be an ever-expanding cast that includes Calista Flockhart, Dean Cain, and former Glee star Melissa Benoist as the titular Supergirl. According to The Wrap, Jordan will be a guest star in the pilot with potential to recur throughout the season. He will play Winslow “Winn” Schott, whom The Wrap calls "a tech genius and superstar IT whiz." Winn will work closely with Kara (the alias of Benoist's Supergirl) at CatCo.
This isn't Jordan's first TV gig. He most notably starred on the second season of Smash after a major redo of the series and would have been the only reason to stick around for a never-happened third season. Of course, it didn't hurt that the former Broadway star got to sing his heart out on Smash,which certainly added to his overall swoon-factor. (Seriously, have you heard this guy sing? Please go watch The Last Five Years trailer ASAP, if your heart can handle it.) He's in the same boat as Benoist who is a fine actress on her own, but seriously great when she's allowed to belt out a tune, which made even the most "meh" episode of Glee a touch better.
Unfortunately, singing might be off the table for the new Supergirl pilot, unless CBS really wants to get inventive and have an all-musical comic book adaptation. I'd totally watch that.