The CW’s Supergirl Finds Its Lex Luthor With Jon Cryer

by James Ferguson

The hunt for Lex Luthor has ended.  The CW has announced the long-awaited arrival of Lena Luthor’s brother to National City will first appear in episode 415 and he’ll be played by none other than Jon Cryer.  This is a recurring role so we’ll see Cryer repeatedly throughout the season.

Supergirl EPs Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said:

We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor.  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.

Rumors of Lex’s arrival have been flying since the show began.  Rovner and Queller have talked about bringing the character in for ages.  I can’t wait to see how he interacts with everyone on the show, especially Supergirl and Lena Luthor.

Supergirl airs Sundays at 8 PM ET on The CW.

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