With a number of characters undergoing major changes in their roles in the Season 3 finale, fans are wondering who will be returning in what capacity in the upcoming fourth season. As we reported earlier, Jeremy Jordan, who has played the role of Winn Schott since the beginning of the series, will only return for Season 4 in a recurring role rather than a series regular. While Jesse Rath, who was introduced in Season 3 in the role of Brainiac-5, will see his role expanded in Season 4 when he becomes a series regular.
Mon-El, played by Chris Wood, will not be returning in Season 4. David Harewood on the other hand, whose character of J’onn J’onzz is no longer director of the DEO, will be sticking around as a series regular for the new season.
“The plan for Chris was always to have him on the show for two years,” executive producer Robert Rovner explains to TVLine. “We’ve loved telling Mon-El’s story, as well as the story we’ve told for him and Kara. We hope the fans felt that it was a satisfying conclusion.”
Adds executive producer Jessica Queller, “They both have destinies in different times as heroes. What they did was the sort-of Casablanca decision of putting what’s most important to them – which is saving the world – first. It’s a little bittersweet that one destiny is to be a hero in this time and one’s destiny is to run the Legion in another time, but I think they grew a lot from knowing one another. They have respect for one another, and they have a respect for the decisions they respectively made.”