Kara’s famous cousin set for a flying visit
He’s been mentioned countless times. We’ve seen his boots, his silhouette, as a child and as a keen instant messenger, but finally we get to meet the man himself. Yes, Supergirl fans, Superman has been cast with the brilliant Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin taking on the mild-mannered reporter / Man of Steel!
Tyler will make his first appearance as the iconic character Clark Kent /Superman in the first two episodes of the recently renewed second season when he pays a visit to his fellow Kryptonian cousin, Kara Danvers aka Supergirl (played by Melissa Benoist) in National City.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says: “Greg [Berlanti] 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.”
Supergirl airs on Sky 1 in the UK and has recently moved networks from CBS to The CW in America, joining
Berlanti’s other TV comic book adaptations Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – all of which will join forces for a crossover event slated for December.