Following the sudden departure of Jordan Elsass, the CW’s Superman & Lois looks to have found its new Jonathan Kent. Deadline reports that Michael Bishop has signed on to play the character in the upcoming third season of the superhero drama. Bishop is relatively new to Hollywood, having made his American film debut with the Disney Channel Original movie, Spin. Prior to that, the young adult starred in the Australian series, Grace Beside Me.
Bishop’s casting comes as Elsass unexpectedly departed the CW series as production was gearing to kick off on Season 3. The actor later revealed he decided not to return in order to focus on his mental health. In a Cameo recorded for a fan, the actor stated, “Mental health is definitely 100% priority. It’s pinnacle. It’s got to take precedence. And mine has been… the last couple of years… it’s been rough.”
Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as Clark Kent, aka Superman, and Lois, respectively. The series focuses on Superman and journalist Lois as they “deal with the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.” The CW series also stars Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent, Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing, Wolé Parks as The Stranger, Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge, Dylan Walsh as General Samuel Lane, and Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang Cushing.
The series hails from Greg Berlanti‘s Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Berlanti helped to create the series alongside Todd Helbing, who serves as the showrunner on the series.