Jon Cryer Won’t Play Lex Luthor In The CW’s ‘Superman And Lois’

The role of Lex Luthor is being recast!

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The CW is looking for a new Lex Luthor in Superman and Lois season three.

Jon Cryer has confirmed that he won’t be reprising his role as Lex Luthor for the third season of Superman and Lois on The CW. Cryer has played the DC Comics villain in a number of Arrowverse shows but the most recent season of Superman and Lois revealed that the series is set in a separate universe.

“I’m not sure I could’ve played Lex on [Superman & Lois] even if they wanted to do this,” the actor wrote on his Twitter page. “I’m supposed to start shooting a new series for NBC in February… And for the record, the folks at DC were very cool and gave me a heads up that the show was going a different way with [the] character before they started looking. Most of the time, actors learn about this stuff when it comes out in the trades. I’m grateful they were classy about it.”

The Superman and Lois cast includes Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Alex Garfin, Michael Bishop, Erik Valdez, Wolé Parks, Adam Rayner, Dylan Walsh, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tayler Buck and Sofia Hasmik. The series was created by Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing, with David Madden, Geoff Johns, Kristi Korzec, Sarah Schechter and Lee Toland Krieger serving as executive producers.

The storyline of season three

According to an official synopsis, Superman and Lois season three “opens weeks after Superman’s blowout defeat of Ally Allston. Clark and Lois are now working at the Smallville Gazette together and enjoying small town life. But the Kents’ romantic bliss only shines a light on how isolating “the secret” can be, as Chrissy struggles to balance a new love interest and her friendship with Lois. However, Lois’ own work-life balance is put to the test when an undercover assignment reveals a deadly foe that promises to change the Kent family forever. Superman would move heaven and earth for his family, but with a villain this merciless, even that might not be enough.”

“Meanwhile, the Kent boys find themselves being pulled in opposite directions as Jordan discovers what a superhero-identity really means and Jonathan searches for purpose beyond the football field,” the synopsis continues. “Amid all this upheaval, John Henry is haunted by his doppelgänger’s past, leading to dangerous consequences for him and Natalie . Lana Lang and Kyle redefine their family post-separation, while Sarah explores what the future holds for her and Jordan now that she knows the truth about his powers. Having learned the hard way that no one else can be trusted to work with Superman, General Samuel Lane reclaims his post at the Department of Defense, only to face his own conflict in working with his grandson, Jordan.”

Superman and Lois season three premieres on March 14, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the series and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.