Jimmy Olsen coming to 'Smallville'

      LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV series "Smallville" will gain a new character next season when actor Aaron Ashmore joins the show as future Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen.

      Moviehole.net reported that Ashmore, who previously co-starred on the teen drama "Veronica Mars," will initially join the hit Superman series as a love interest for actress Allison Mack.

      The 26-year-old actor originally tried out for the role of Jimmy Olsen for the recent feature film "Superman Returns."

      In addition to the new casting news, the show's executive producer, Alfred Gough, has spoken out regarding the possibility of the long-awaited "Aquaman" series.

      "We're working on a way to get the pilot out there. That's sort of all I can say at the moment," Gough said. "Whether it's some sort of addition on season six of 'Smallville' or not -- we're really proud of the pilot. We'd love for the fans to get a chance to see it."

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