Tyler Hoechlin has been cast as Superman/Clark Kent in Season 2 of the Greg Berlanti-produced drama Supergirl. The show will be moving from CBS to The CW for its second year.
Hoechlin's prior roles includes MTV's Teen Wolf, Road To Perdition, Hall Pass and Solstice. He recently starred in Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” alongside Blake Jenner the husband of “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist, Jenner also appeared on the series as Cat Grant's son Adam Foster.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg gave the following statement about the casting, "Greg and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman". “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”
When the Superman character addition was announced earlier this month, Kreisberg released a statement on behalf of the show’s producing team, which includes Berlanti and Ali Adler. “Greg, Ali and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of ‘Supergirl,'” “Superman will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season.
Supergirl returns for season two on Mondays this fall at 8 pm on The CW.