SUPERMAN & LOIS Actor Jordan Elsass Leaves Show for ‘Personal Reasons’

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SUPERMAN & LOIS Actor Jordan Elsass Leaves Show for ‘Personal Reasons’

By Movieguide® Contributor

SUPERMAN & LOIS will add a new face to its cast for the role of Jonathan Kent after series regular Jordan Elsass announced that he would not return to the CW show for personal reasons. 

“Jordan Elsass has notified the Studio that he will not be returning to Superman & Lois for season three due to personal reasons,” the series producer Warner Bros. TV said in a statement about the situation. “The role of Jonathan Kent will be recast.”

Elsass and his reps have not made a statement about his exit from the show, but it’s believed that the “personal reasons” Warner Bros. mentioned are related to the actor’s mental health. 

Others wonder if Elsass left the show due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. SUPERMAN & LOIS, which won the Movieguide® Faith and Freedom Award for Television, is shot in Canada, which has a policy about not allowing unvaccinated people come into the country. 

Elsass played Clark Kent and Lois Lane’s son. The CW has not yet announced who they are casting to take over the role of Jonathan Kent. 

Movieguide®’s review of the pilot episode of SUPERMAN & LOIS reads

Episode One of SUPERMAN AND LOIS is a gripping science fiction drama that follows Clark Kent and Lois Lane’s relationship after they wed and welcomes twin boys. As Superman, Clark often misses important life events for his sons. When his mother dies, Lois confronts Clark and demands he put family first. The family moves from Metropolis to Smallville so they can enjoy the slower pace. The couple discovers one of their sons has inherited Clark’s Kryptonian abilities. Clark realizes he must step up to the plate to mentor both his sons before they leave for college.

The first episode of SUPERMAN AND LOIS tells a gripping, engaging story. It also has a strong moral, redemptive worldview told through a compelling family narrative. The episode extols family, marriage, humility, truth, forgiveness, and knowing the difference between good and evil. The Kents listen to prayer and Scripture reading. Also, Clark tells his son how important church was to his father. There is, however, some action violence, as well as some light foul language and brief scenes of drinking. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.

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