Mehcad Brooks has announced that he’ll be leaving “Supergirl” mid-way through the upcoming fifth season of The CW TV series.
According to EW.com, Mehcad Brooks, who has played James Olsen since the pilot episode of “Supergirl”, will depart the series ahead of the mid-season finale.
“We love Mehcad and we’re sad to see him leave the show as a series regular, but we’re excited for both Mehcad and James Olsen’s future,” said showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller in a statement. “He’ll always be a part of our Supergirl family and we look forward to James returning to National City at some point to visit his sister and his super friends.”
This comes on the back of the news that Jeremy Jordan will be returning to the role of Winn Schott for three episodes, while Andrea Brooks, who plays the role of Eve Teschmacher, has been promoted to a series regular.
The 5th season of “Supergirl” will premiere on Sunday, October 6 at 9.00pm.