Supergirl will introduce Superman’s iconic arch-nemesis Lex Luthor in the fourth season as a recurring character.
Lex Luthor has proven to be a formidable adversary for decades and now the search for an actor to portray the classic DC Comics villain in Supergirl is currently underway. Executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller made a joint statement on the villain’s pending arrival and hinted at what to expect when he reunites with his sister Lena Luthor:
“We’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain, Lex Luthor, to Supergirl and to weave him into our story this season. We’ve talked about having Lex on the show since its inception and we’re excited to have him finally arrive. We can’t wait for him to shake things up in National City and watch him go toe to toe with not only Supergirl, but his sister Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).
Although Lex Luthor’s greatest enemy Superman is set to appear in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover, the bald baddie will not be involved in the three-night event.
Supergirl continues this week with the episode titled “Fallout”:
CHAOS IN NATIONAL CITY – A shocking revelation causes chaos in National City. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) sets out to capture Mercy Graves (guest star Rhona Mitra), while Alex (Chyler Leigh) takes control at the DEO. Back at CatCo, Kara decides to write an investigative story on Mercy and asks Lena (Katie McGrath) if she can interview her as Mercy has ties to the Luthors. Meanwhile, Brainy (Jesse Rath) meets Nia (Nicole Maines) and the two end up in a precarious situation. Harry Jierjian directed the episode with story by Dana Horgan and teleplay by Maria Maggenti & Daniel Beaty (#402).
Supergirl season 4 stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen / Guardian, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Querl Dox / Brainiac 5, Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal / Dreamer and April Parker Jones as Colonel Lauren Haley.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter