SDCC 2019: Mehcad Brooks Leaving Supergirl

Supergirl is about to lose another original cast member.  Before Saturday's SDCC 2019 panel, Entertainment Weekly has learned that Mehcad Brooks will be leaving the show before the end of the upcoming fifth season.  This coming after we saw Jeremy Jordan exit last season.

The man who has played James Olsen on the show since day one will be leaving to pursue feature film opportunities and also a cable TV series that he is developing.  How Brooks will exit the show is unknown, but showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said that he would, "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."  That doesn't make it seem like the door is closed entirely.  Even Jeremy Jordan will be returning for 3 episodes this upcoming season.

We will be talking to the cast and producers of Supergirl at Comic-Con on Saturday, so we will definitely find out more about this developing story.


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