Supergirl Is Casting Lex Luthor

Lawrence Kim
October 19, 2018

Iconic Superman villain Lex Luthor is going to appear in a recurring capacity in the fourth season of The CW's Supergirl. That's about to change.

In a joint statement, Supergirl EPs Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said, "We're beyond excited to introduce..." "We've talked about having Lex on the show since it's inception and we're excited to have him finally arrive".

Supergirl is bringing Lex Luthor to National City!

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Tyler Hoechlin plays Superman, AKA Clark Kent/Kal-El, on the Greg Berlanti-produced superhero series, while actress Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch (who starred in an NBC show called Grimm that people assure me really existed, but I will never believe them) is playing this show's version of Lois Lane.

This isn't the only major DC Comics character Supergirl is introducing this season. He has been played by many actors in numerous Superman projects, including Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, Jesse Eisenberg and Michael Rosenbaum.

Luthor has previously been mentioned on the show - a young Lex Luthor appeared in Supergirl's second season, and the modern, adult character is said to be incarnerated with 32 consecutive life sentences after being caught by Superman. As a result of his incarceration, Lena took possession of Lex Corp, re-branded it to L Corp, and made admirable strides to course-correct the company's tarnished image. Lillian Luthor (Brenda Strong), however, is not so good. It wasn't long after Lex got wind of Lena's efforts that he tried to have her killed, though his attempt was thwarted by an ever-ready Supergirl. Now, it's anyone's guess as to who will step up to play the mech-suited maniac with an axe to grind.

Supergirl returned with Season 4 this past weekend with stable ratings, christening its new Sunday perch with 1.53 million viewers and a 0.5 rating (matching its Season 3 average and finale in the demo).

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