The “Supergirl” cast is saying goodbye to one of their own.
It was revealed on Friday that Mehcad Brooks, who plays James Olsen on the superheroine series, is saying farewell in season five but could still be making guest appearances. The news was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.
“We love Mehcad and we’re sad to see him leave the show as a series regular,” showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller in a statement. “[W]e look forward to James returning to National City at some point to visit his sister [Kelly, played by new series regular Azie Tesfai] and his super friends.”
Brooks has a number of notable on-screen credits to his name, including roles on “Necessary Roughness”, “True Blood”, “The Game” and “Desperate Housewives”. The news comes shortly after it was revealed that Jeremy Jordan will be returning to “Supergirl” as Winn in the second half of season five.
Season 5 of “Supergirl” premieres Sunday, Oct. 6, on The CW. Keep your eyes glued to Showcase for the Canadian airdates of the upcoming season.