Mehcad Brooks, who plays James Olsen/Guardian, is leaving the CW’s super heroin drama “SUPERGIRL” in the first half of the season, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The actor/musician is departing on his own accord in order to focus on feature films and series in which he would star. He’s also currently writing a book.
Although there aren’t any details on how the character will exit the show, the door will always be open for him to return.
“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.”
Brooks was one of its original cast members when it launched in 2016.
Supergirl’s Season 5 will Premiere on Sunday, October 6, at 8 PM on The CW.