Lex Luthor To Debut on Supergirl

Supergirl’s show is about to get some Lex Luthor! The last time Lex was seen on the small screen was on Smallville when he was portrayed perfectly by Michael Rosenbaum.

On Supergirl, fans have met Lex’s extended family but only ever heard Lex’s name mentioned up until this point.

“We’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain Lex Luthor to Supergirl and to weave him into our story this season,” exec producers Robert L. Rovner and Jessica Queller said in a joint statement Thursday. “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).”

The addition of Lex Luthor arrives as Supergirl — which now airs as part of The CW’s Sunday night scripted originals — is bringing back Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and introducing Lois Lane (played by Grimm‘s Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch). While Lois Lane and Superman will return for the December Arrow-verse crossover, Lex will not be included in the annual event.

No casting for the role has been revealed at this time.