Jon Cryer to Play Lex Luthor on “Supergirl”

Jon Cryer. Photo by Andreas Branch/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9336532i)

Jon Cryer has joined the cast of CW’s Supergirl.

Cryer has been tapped to star as Lex Luther, which marks his first TV series role since his work on CBS’ comedy, Two and a Half Men.

Cryer has landed a recurring role on Warner Bros. Television superhero drama as Luthor, the classic villain from the Superman comics.

“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. “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.”

Entertainment Tonight confirms that he’ll first appear as Luthor in this season’s 15th episode. 

Rovner said of the decision to include Superman’s nemesis in the series, “I think we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to use him this season and he weaves into the story. He weaves into the narrative that we’re telling, so I think it’s a good opportunity to have him. And we would welcome him any time.

Supergirl airs Sundays on The CW.