We Have Ourselves a New Superman

And his name is Tyler Hoechlin.

Deadline reports that the Teen Wolf actor has been chosen to fulfill the role of Superman in the CW series, Supergirl. It will be the first televised resurgence of the iconic character since Tom Welling portrayed the Man of Steel on Smallville until 2011.

Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” said Supergirl’s executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”

Hoechlin most recently appeared in Everybody Wants Some! and can be caught on screen in the British thriller Stratton and in the sports dramedy Undrafted.