The Girl of Steel is about to face one of her biggest challenges yet, as Lex Luthor is slated to appear on the fourth season of Supergirl.
Executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said the following in a statement:
“We’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain, Lex Luthor, to Supergirl and to weave him into our story this season. We’ve talked about having Lex on the show since it’s inception and we’re excited to have him finally arrive. We can’t wait for him to shake things up in National City and watch him go toe to toe with not only Supergirl, but his sister Lena Luthor.”
In the second season, the elder Luthor was sent to prison after an altercation with Superman; his sister Lena (Katie McGrath) and mother Lillian (Brenda Strong) have served as an ally and antagonist to Supergirl respectively.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jess Rath as Brainiac 5, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onnz, Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty, Rhona Mitra as Mercy Graves, and Brent Spiner as Vice President Baker.
Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth from Krypton as a 13-year-old by her parents Zor-El and Alura. Krypton was exploding, and Kara’s parents sent Kara in a spacecraft to Earth after her cousin. Kara was meant to protect her infant cousin Kal-El, but her spacecraft was knocked off course and forced into the Phantom Zone, where it stayed for 24 years. By the time the spacecraft crash landed on Earth, Kal-El had grown up and become Superman. The series begins eleven years later when the now 24-year-old Kara is learning to embrace her powers and has adopted the superheroic alias “Supergirl”.
Supergirl airs Sundays at 8 pm ET on The CW.