We had heard that The CW was in the process of casting a new version of Lex Luthor for the upcoming third season of superman and lois, and the surprising choice to play this latest incarnation of the legendary DC Comics villain for the small screen has now been revealed.
EW reports that the Walking Dead Alum Michael Cudlitz will be following in the footsteps of the Man of Steel’s most notorious enemy.
According to the official character description, this version will be of Luthor “Known to the world as the visionary billionaire behind LexCorp, but secretly the criminal underworld knows who Lex really is: a brutal psychopath who terrorizes everyone he meets.”
Cudlitz, who played badass Sergeant Abraham Ford on the AMC zombie drama series before Negan banged his character’s head in, certainly doesn’t seem like an obvious choice to play Lex, so we’re sure this news will do it stimulate a debate.
Check out an actual season 3 teaser below along with a lengthy synopsis and let us know what you think of this casting in the comments section.
“Superman & Lois Season 3 begins just weeks after Clark Kent/Superman defeated Allston (Rya Kihlstedt), and Clark and Lois are now working together at the Smallville Gazette and enjoying small town life. But the Kents’ romantic bliss only shines a light on how isolating “the secret” can be as Chrissy (Sofia Hasmik) struggles to juggle a new love interest and her friendship with Lois. Life balance is tested when an undercover operation reveals a mortal enemy who promises to change the Kent family forever.Superman would move heaven and earth for his family, but with a villain so merciless he could even that won’t be enough.
Meanwhile, the Kent boys are pulled in opposite directions when Jordan (Alex Garfin) discovers what a superhero identity really means, and Jonathan (now played by Michael Bishop after Jordan Elsass abruptly left the series after Season 2) for a meaning beyond of football seeks field. In the midst of all this upheaval, John Henry (Wolé Parks) is haunted by his doppelganger’s past, with dangerous consequences for him and Natalie (Tayler Buck). Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Kyle (Erik Valdez) redefine their family after their breakup, while Sarah (Inde Navarrette) explores what the future holds for her and Jordan after learning the truth about his powers. After learning the hard way that no one else can work alongside Superman, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh) reclaims his post at the Department of Defense only to face his own conflict of working with his grandson, Jordan.
Superman & Lois Season 3 premieres Tuesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.