Published On: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016

Tyler Hoechlin cast as Superman for ‘Supergirl’ season 2

Fans are excited to hear Superman will be joining the season two of Supergirl as the show moves from CBS to the CW Network, expanding their superhero, television universe. News landed that Tyler Hoechlin will indeed play the Man of Steel.

“Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg of Supergirl. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”

Hoechlin most recently was seen starring in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!, and will soon appear in the British action-thriller Stratton as well as the sports dramedy Undrafted. His credits include Road To Perdition, Hall Pass, Solsticeand Teen Wolf.

Action Comics #1 first appearance of Superman“Greg, Ali [Adler] and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl,” said Kreisberg of adding Superman for the new season, who co-created the series with Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler.

“We cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape.”

“I never try to compare and contrast performances because it’s such an iconic character already,” Hoechlin said. “Superman is Superman, so I’m just going to try to carry on the tradition of that and play that part.”

“I think the fun is going to be finding where Clark Kent is in this world,” the actor revealed to the Daily Mail. “I’m just excited to find out Clark’s sense of humor.”

TV Line detailed some other new characters:

“Lena Luthor, who will be in the 25-35 year old range, arrives in town to get out from under the shadow of her infamous brother. She’s described as sexy and smart and determined to get what she wants. But what does she want? That remains unclear.”

Four other new characters: Nick Farrow, a ‘brash leading man’ who ‘butts heads with Kara at CatCo’; The Doctor, ‘the diabolical female leader of Project Cadmus who uses her surgical skills to implant prisoners with alien technology’; Snapper Carr, ‘a veteran journalist appointed by Cat to remake the news division by going old school’; and Maggie, ‘an out and proud detective for the newly formed Science Police, which deals specifically with metahuman and alien threats’.

Supergirl’s production will have to move from Los Angeles to Vancouver, the home of The CW’s superhero stable. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Calista Flockhart will stay with the show despite this move, contrary to rumors that floated around the web purporting that she wouldn’t leave LA.

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