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Supergirl may have a new threat coming her way. Jeremy Jordan (The Last Five Years) has just been cast on the CBS series as Winslow “Winn” Schott, a tech guy who works with Kara in her civilian life.

Which sounds totally innocuous unless you’re familiar with DC Comics lore, in which Schott is the alias of the supervillain Toyman. More on the Supergirl Toyman casting after the jump. 

TheWrap reports that Jordan will have a guest role in the pilot, with the potential to recur as the series goes on. Winn is described as “a tech genius and superstar IT whiz” who is a co-worker and neighbor of Kara’s. He may also be nursing a bit of a crush on her.

The series centers around Melissa Benoist‘s Kara, a Kryptonian who came to Earth just as her home planet was destructing. After years of trying to blend in, she finally decides to embrace her abilities and become the superhero she was always destined to be.

When she’s not saving the world, Kara works for a media company called CatCo, run by the formidable Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart). In addition to Kara and Winn, CatCo also employs photographer Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), who’ll likely serve as a love interest to Kara.

Other characters include Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), Kara’s science-minded foster sister; Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of the Department of Extra-Normal Operations; and Laura Benanti as Kara’s birth mom.

Former Superman Dean Cain and former Supergirl Helen Slater are also signed up for mystery roles. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler are writing the series and will executive produce along with Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg.

Jordan is a Broadway vet whose credits include Newsies and Bonnie & Clyde. Off the stage, he’s best known for his regular role on the second season of NBC’s Smash. Most recently, he starred opposite Anna Kendrick in the indie musical The Last Five Years.

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