Superman & Lois has found their new Jonathan Kent in the form of Michael Bishop.
Last month Jordan Elsass who had played the role in the first two seasons left the production after indicating that he would not be returning when shooting started on season 3. Elsass has not spoken much about his decision to leave. He did however speak about the decision in a Cameo requested by a fan. Cameo is a service where fans can pay celebrities for a video response to their questions or requests.
Here’s some of what was said in that response:
“It’s sad, it’s a real shame, I know that I was pumped for Season 3, for sure, but what are you going to do? Anyway, mental health is definitely 100-percent priority. It’s pinnacle. It’s got to take precedence. And mine has been … the last couple of years … it’s been rough.”
“I need some time to myself. I’m still debating whether I’m even going to act for a while. I may go in a different direction. I know that’s definitely going to be disappointing to some people.”
This is not the first CW DC show to deal with the departure of a lead. The departure of lead Ruby Rose from Batwoman lead to the creation of a new character as lead and the casting of Javicia Leslie.
Michael Bishop starred in Disney’ Channel Original Movie Spin. Spin follows the adventures of 15-year-old Rhea Kumar, who lives with her tight-knit multigenerational family and realizes that her true passion is to be an EDM DJ.
He had a recurring role in Australian supernatural family drama Grace Beside Me. You can follow him on his Instagram (michaelclivebishop) here. Cast mate Alex Garfin revealed our first look at Michael on his social media.
Bishop joins Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman, Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane, Alex Garfin as Jordan Kent, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang-Cushing, Dylan Walsh as Sam Lane, Wolé Parks as John Henry Irons, Tayler Buck as Natalie Irons, Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing, Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing and Sofia Hasmik as Chrissy Beppo.