Jon Cryer Cast as Lex Luthor in The CW’s Supergirl!

 Jon Cryer Cast as Lex Luthor in The CW’s Supergirl!

Jon Cryer cast as Lex Luthor in The CW’s Supergirl

TVLine reports that Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) has signed on for a recurring role as the iconic DC villain Lex Luthor in The CW’s Supergirl for its fourth season. Cryer is no stranger to the DC universe as he first appeared in the 1987 film Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, portraying the role of Lenny Luthor, Lex Luthor’s nephew.

“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor,”  Executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said in a statement. “Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in ‘Superman IV’ brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”

Superman’s biggest mortal enemy is scheduled to arrived at National City in the latest season’s fifteenth episode that is set to air in 2019.

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Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jess Rath as Brainiac 5, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onnz. New to the cast for the fourth season is Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty, Rhona Mitra as Mercy Graves, and Bruce Boxleitner as Vice President Baker.

Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

New episodes of Supergirl premiere Sunday at 8/7c on The CW. Stream free next day only on The CW App!

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