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Casting Roundup: Glenn Morshower Cast as General Sam Lane in ‘Supergirl’

Supergirl” has cast its General Sam Lane. “24” alum Glenn Morshower will play the military man in the CBS superhero show’s freshman season, Variety has confirmed.

General Lane is described as a powerful military lifer — and an overprotective father to both Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan Tatum) and her sister, Lois. His arrival in National City stirs up trouble for Supergirl when he enlists her in a dangerous government initiative. As “Supergirl” exec producer Greg Berlanti revealed to Variety, General Lane will have an affiliation with Red Tornado (Iddo Goldberg).

Morshower’s casting was first reported by IGN.

In other casting news:

Variety sister site Deadline reports that Theo Rossi and Rosario Dawson will appear in “Luke Cage,” Marvel’s third series produced for Netflix as part of a pact that adapts its “street-level” heroes — which will culminate in a crossover miniseries titled “The Defenders.” According to Deadline, Rossi has been cast in the season-regular role of street criminal Shades (aka Alvarez) alongside Mike Colter, who will play the titular hero. Dawson will reprise her “Daredevil” role as Claire Temple. Both Dawson and Colter will also be appearing in Marvel’s second Netflix series, “Jessica Jones.”

Lady Dynamite,” the new Netflix original comedy starring Maria Bamford, will feature a slew of guest stars when the show debuts in 2016, the streamer announced Wednesday. Patton Oswalt, Ana Gasteyer, Jon Cryer, Mira Sorvino, Brandon Routh, June Diane Raphael, Adam Pally, Dean Cain, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro and Jenny Slate will appear in the single camera comedy series. “Lady Dynamite” is based on what Bamford has accepted to be “her life,” and it tells the story of a woman who loses — and then finds — her s–t.

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