Michael Cudlitz joins Superman & Lois as Lex Luthor

Shutterstock - Michael Cudlitz - Kathy Hutchins
Shutterstock - Michael Cudlitz - Kathy Hutchins

There’s a new Lex Luthor in town, and he’s being played by Michael Cudlitz.

The CW has announced that Cudlitz will be joining Superman & Lois with season 3 as the infamous Lex Luthor. This version of the villain is described as being “known to the world as the visionary billionaire behind LexCorp, but secretly, the criminal underworld knows who Lex truly is: a brutal psychopath who terrorizes anyone he crosses paths with. When Lex debuts this season, it’s been years since he dropped out of the public eye and he’s re-emerging hellbent on correcting a personal injustice by enacting revenge on the two people he feels have wronged him — Superman and Lois Lane.”

Cudlitz recently starred in the ABC series The Kids Are Alright, but may be best known to genre fans for his time as Abraham on The Walking Dead.

Jon Cryer previously played Luthor in the Arrowverse, but won’t be returning to the role due to other commitments.

Superman & Lois season 3 will debut on The CW on March 14.

IMAGE SOURCE: Shutterstock – Michael Cudlitz – Kathy Hutchins