THE CW: With the new season of Superman & Lois about to begin production, this is expected news. The original Jonathan Kent, Jordan Elsass, quit the show to take care of some personal mental health related issues. So the re-cast was inevitable. And Michael Bishop has been cast as the new Jonathan Kent. Congratulations Michael. And Jordan, we wish you the best. Jonathan Kent was my favorite brother, so it is a bittersweet goodbye. But self-care is so much more important than a TV role.
So what’s in store for Jonathan Kent in season 3? It was hinted at in the season 2 finale, that Jonathan could be stepping up to become a bigger part of the superhero family.
Entertainment Weekly spoke with Superman & Lois showrunner Todd Helbing about his plans to bring Jonathan Kent more into the central focus in season 3. And here’s what he had to say…
“We certainly want to fold Jonathan more into the superhero stories,”Helbing said. “What Clark says to him about the Kryptonian tech, you could take that in many different ways, so we’ll see which road we ultimately go down. I have four brothers, and everybody on our staff has sort of similar experiences, so it’s fun to play that [brother] dynamic. Sometimes siblings are best friends, sometimes they’re at odds, but for the most part what we love about Jordan and Jonathan is that they have each other’s back and that they’re not jealous of each other. We’ll continue to have that dynamic for sure in the show.”
Michael Bishop made his American film debut as the lead in the Disney Channel Original Movie Spin last year. He’s best known for his work in Australian TV and films including Grace Beside Me and Swinging Safari, as well as short films Shelter, Skin Like Bark, Detention, Pet Rock, Hunter and Gatherer, andIndiana.