Erik Valdez Joins Superman & Lois as Kyle Cushing

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Erik Valdez Joins Superman & Lois as Kyle Cushing

According to Deadline, Erik Valdez (Graceland, General Hospital) has officially been cast as a series regular for the role of Kyle Cushing in The CW‘s forthcoming new Arrowverse series Superman & Lois. Valdez’s Kyle Cushing is the husband of Lana Lang, who is set to be portrayed by Emmanuelle Chriqui. His character is described as Smallville’s fire chief and local hero who’s seen his fair share of tragedy. Small town raised with small town beliefs, Kyle doesn’t care much for the big city and often butts heads with people that come from it.

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Superman & Lois will follow the story of Superman, the world’s most famous Super Hero, and Lois Lane, comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. In Elseworlds, while Kara was visiting Clark and Lois at the Kent Farm, the couple revealed that Lois was pregnant with their first child. Due to Oliver Queen’s sacrifice in Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Arrowverse’s multiverse had officially restarted as Supergirl’s Earth has now been merged with The Flash and Arrow’s Earth. Clark and Lois’s lives were also affected by the timeline change with their only son Jonathan becoming one-half of twin boys.

Joining Tyler Hoechlin’s Clark Kent/Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch’s Loise Lane are previously announced cast members Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin, portraying the roles of Jonathan and Jordan Kent, respectively. The series will also feature Dylan Walsh as General Lane and Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang-Cushing.

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Superman & Lois is created and written by The Flash executive producer Todd Helbing. It will be executive produced by DC TV universe creator Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns through their Berlanti Productions banner.

The drama was slated to film its pilot episode before it was suspended over the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it will go straight into series production with 13 episodes slated for release.

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