According to Entertainment Weekly, The Walking Dead alum Michael Cudlitz has officially been tapped to join The CW’s upcoming Superman & Lois Season 3. Cudlitz is set to portray a new version of Lex Luthor, making him the latest actor to take on the iconic role of the DC villain following Supergirl‘s Jon Cryer. The series is scheduled to make its return on Tuesday, March 14.
“Lex Luthor is known to the world as the visionary billionaire behind LexCorp, but secretly, the criminal underworld knows who Lex truly is: a brutal psychopath who terrorizes anyone he crosses paths with,” reads the character description. “When Lex debuts this season, it’s been years since he dropped out of the public eye and he’s re-emerging hellbent on correcting a personal injustice by enacting revenge on the two people he feels have wronged him — Superman and Lois Lane.”
Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, and Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent. Following Jordan Elsass’ sudden exit, Jonathan Kent will now be played by Australian actor Michael Bishop (Spin) starting in the third season.
The series also features Dylan Walsh as General Lane, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang-Cushing, Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Inde Navarette as Sarah Cushing, and Wolé Parks as John Henry Irons.
Superman & Lois is created and written by The Flash executive producer Todd Helbing. It is executive produced by DC TV universe creator Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns through their Berlanti Productions banner.