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“Supergirl” Finds Its Superman in “Teen Wolf” Star Tyler Hoechlin

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“Supergirl” Finds Its Superman in “Teen Wolf” Star Tyler Hoechlin

Tyler Hoechlin is Superman. Warner Bros. has announced that the actor, best known for his four seasons on MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” will play the iconic superhero on “Supergirl.” Hoechlin’s Clark Kent will make his debut at the beginning of the show’s second season this fall, which will coincide with the show’s move from CBS to the CW.

“Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” said “Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg in the announcement. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”

The extent of Superman’s role in “Supergirl” remains unknown; so far it has only been revealed that Clark will be “visiting” his cousin Kara (Melissa Benoist) at the beginning of the season. Superman’s role in Season 1 was kept to brief, face-obscured appearances and text messages, as the hero wanted Kara Zor-el to find her own way as a hero without his influence.

Hoechlin was most recently seen in Richard Linklater’s acclaimed, ’80s-set comedy “Everybody Wants Some!!” Prior to that, he played Derek Hale for the first four seasons of MTV’s fan-favorite series “Teen Wolf.” Hoechlin was also a cast member of “7th Heaven” for that series’ final four seasons.

Clark Kent won’t be the only new character appearing in season two of “Supergirl.” Recent casting calls have revealed that the cast will add five characters — including Lex Luthor’s sister, a detective named Maggie, and journalist Snapper Carr.

“Supergirl” will air on Mondays at 8 PM ET this fall on the CW.

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