Superman And Lois Has Cast Its New Jonathan For Season 3 Following Jordan Elsass' Departure

Superman & Lois Season 3 is on the horizon, but it’ll look different in a major way compared to the prior two seasons. In mid-August, it was announced that Jordan Elsass will not return as Jonathan Kent, one of the sons of this CW’s series’ title two characters. Given how crucial Jonathan is to Superman & Lois’ story, obviously a recast was necessary, and now it’s been revealed who will be taking over as the new Jonathan in Season 3.

Michael Bishop has been tapped to fill Jordan Elsass’ shoes as Jonathan Kent in Superman & Lois (via Deadline). Bishop, who hails from Australia, has appeared in productions from the Land Down Under like the TV show Grace Beside Me and the movie Swinging Safari, and he made his American debut with Spin, a Disney Channel Original Movie. Bishop joins a main cast that consists of Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent, Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing, Wolé Parks as John Henry Irons, Dylan Walsh as General Samuel Lane, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang Cushing, Tayler Buck as Natalie Lane Irons and Sofia Hasmik as Chrissy Beppo.

Michael Bishop in the Disney Channel Original Movie Spin

(Image credit: Disney Channel)

When the new first broke that Jordan Elsass won’t be returning to Superman & Lois, his departure was initially attributed to simply “personal reasons,” although it reportedly wasn’t tied to anything “workplace-related.” Days later, Elsass, whose other credits include Little Fires Anywhere and Panic, spoke out on social media about his time on Superman & Lois having come to an end, saying that although he was “pumped” for Season 3, he decided to prioritize his mental health and admitted that he wasn’t sure he would act “for a while.” Now Michael Bishop being selected as the new Jonathan Kent joins a sizable list of recasting on the CW’s Arrowverse shows, with other notable examples including Erica Durance replacing Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El on Supergirl and Wallis Day replacing Ruby Rose as Kate Kane on Batwoman.

In addition to audiences having learned in the Superman & Lois Season 2 finale that the events of the show take place on a different Earth rather than in the main Arrowverse reality, the episode left off with Clark creating a new Fortress of Solitude in the ocean for him and his family. Along with his duties as the main Jonathan, Season 2 also saw Jordan Elsass appearing as Jon-El, the Jonathan Kent from the Bizzaro Earth who developed superpowers instead of his brother. Jon-El was still imprisoned on Superman & Lois’ primary Earth when Season 2 was over, so there’s a strong chance we could see Michael Bishop’s take on that character down the line after he’s spent enough time as the main Jonathan.

With Superman & Lois Season 3 about to begin filming, it’ll be a handful of months before this DC TV show’s next chapter kicks off, but keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates about what’s ahead. Feel free to also look through our 2022 TV schedule to see what shows, both new and returning, will premiere later in the year.

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