Jon Cryer is set to make his return to television in the role of the classic Superman comics villain, Lex Luthor, in Supergirl. 

The role will be Cryer's first since he wrapped up work on the final episodes of Two and A Half Men. The two time Emmy award-winning actor will take on a character with a dramatically different disposition to that of Alan Harper, the role which made Cryer a household name, but is not the first time that he has done so. The actor purportedly took on the role of Lenny Luthor, the nephew of Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor, in the 1987 film, Superman IV: A Quest for Peace.

“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor,” shared 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.”

Cryer is expected to make his first appearance on Supergirl in the fifteenth episode of the show’s current and fourth season.

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