Tyler Hoechlin cast as Superman on ‘Supergirl’

Tyler Hoechlin
Tyler Hoechlin attends the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House benefit on April 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. John Sciulli/Getty Images for John Varvatos

Showcase’s Supergirl has found its Man of Steel.

Tyler Hoechlin, who you may recognize as Derek Hale from TV series Teen Wolf, is ready to put on the red cape and blue suit as Clark Kent/Superman in Supergirl‘s upcoming second season.

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“Greg [Berlanti, the show’s producer] 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 a statement. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”

Hoechlin, 28, recently starred in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! along with Blake Jenner (in a weird coincidence, the husband of Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist), who has also appeared on the caped-crusader show.

His other recent appearances include the movie Road to Perdition and two upcoming Fifty Shades films.

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The superhero show is moving from Global TV to Showcase for Season 2, and similarly, in the U.S. the show is migrating from CBS to The CW.

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You can watch ‘Supergirl’ Season 2 on Showcase, which is currently slated for October 2016.

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