Two and a Half Men actor Jon Cryer has landed the role of Lex Luthor in CW's Supergirl, according to Deadline.
This is Cryer's second time playing a Luthor - he played Lex's punk nephew Lenny Luthor in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Cryer also voices the villain Felix Faust on the animated Justice League Action.
“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor," said Supergirl Executive Producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller in a joint 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.”
“We’ve talked about having Lex on the show since it’s inception and we’re excited to have him finally arrive," the statement continued. "We can’t wait for him to shake things up in National City and watch him go toe-to-toe with not only Supergirl, but his sister, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).”
Cryer will make his debut in Supergirl season 4 episode 15, which is scheduled to air in January.