First Look At Lex Luthor In Supergirl


The CW has released a first look at actor Jon Cryer as the Superman nemesis, Lex Luthor, in Supergirl.

While Lex won’t be after the Man of Steel, he will be troubling his cousin, Kara Zor-El; Jon Cryer premiers in Supergirl‘s 15th episode titled, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” that premiers March 17. 

The episode sees an incarcerated Lex Luthor trying to enlist his younger sister Lena (Katie McGrath) into one of his plans “and will stop at nothing to get her on board, even if that means leveraging the life of one of her friends.” 

“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 previous 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’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain, Lex Luthor, to Supergirl and to weave him into our story this season,” Rovner and Queller also said in a previous statement. “We’ve talked about having Lex on the show since it’s inception and we’re excited to have him finally arrive. 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.”

Supergirl airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on the CW.

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