“Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed some things to look forward too with James Olsen played by Mehcad Brooks in the second season of Supergirl:
“James will decide he can no longer sit back and be a sidekick,” the producer said. “[It] will cause massive problem in his relationship with Kara because he has decided not to tell her.”
With Kara unwilling to support vigilantes, there will be a “push-pull” between Supergirl and the Guardian. James will also recruit Winn (Jeremy Jordan) into his new crusade. “Winn is his man in the van. Putting Winn and James together is like comedy gold.” Winn will also keep his involvement secret from the DEO and have to explain “why he walks in exhausted, and why he has a black eye.”
The Guardian is a superhero legacy that is notorious for its many clones. The Golden Age Guardian was Jim Harper, a police officer in Metropolis’Suicide Slum, friend and ally of the Newsboy Legion. He was a member of the war-time All-Star Squadron. He is the great-uncle of Roy Harper, Jamie Harper and “Famous Bobby” Harper.
Years later, Harper was cloned by Project Cadmus, and several other clones were made from the genetic material of either Harper or his clone. Other people who took the alias were Mal Duncan in the Silver Age and Jake Jordan, the Manhattan Guardian.
The Guardian was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, first appearing in Star Spangled comics #7 (1942).
Starring Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, “Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott and features appearances by Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant as well as Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.