Less than a month after Supergirl exec producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller announced that iconic DC Universe villain Lex Luthor would make his presence known in a big way on the series, we now have a face to match the reputation: Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) has been cast in the key role on the CW superhero series. Cryer (Big Time Adolescence) will begin his run on the Greg Berlanti-produced, Melissa Benoist-starring drama beginning with the 15th episode of season four (set to air sometime in 2019).
“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.”
– Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller (statement)