Tyler Hoechlin will play Superman/Clark Kent in the second season of Supergirl.
This will be the first live-action television appearance of Superman since the end of Smallville in 2011.
Superman will visit Supergirl/Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) in National City in the show’s second season which will air on The CW.
Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of Supergirl, said, “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.”
According to Deadline, Tyler Hoechlin will be the sixth actor to portray Superman on TV following George Reeves, John Haymes Newton, Gerard Christopher, Dean Cain, and Tom Welling.SuperFable