Jon Cryer to Play Lex Luthor in “Supergirl”

CW’s Supergirl has found its Lex Luthor.

The Two and a Half Men alum has joined the cast of Warner Bros. Television superhero drama as the classic villain from the Superman comics. This marks his first TV series role since his work on CBS’ comedy, which aired from 2003 to 2015.

Entertainment Tonight confirms that Cryer has landed a recurring role and that he’ll first appear as Luthor in this season’s 15th episode. 

“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.”

“I think we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to use him this season and he weaves into the story,” Rovner added of the decision to include Superman’s nemesis in the series. “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.