Mehcad Brooks (aka James Olsen) is Leaving 'Supergirl' in Season 5

Mehcad Brooks (aka James Olsen) is Leaving 'Supergirl' in Season 5

Fans will have to say goodbye to Mehcad Brooks on Supergirl.

The actor, who plays James Olsen on the CW series (Superman’s best friend and Supergirl’s ex-boyfriend), is leaving the show during the first half of season five, Deadline reports.

It is unclear how he will exit the series, but he’s allegedly bidding farewell in order to spend more time on movies and a possible cable show.

“We love Mehcad and we’re sad to see him leave the show as as a series regular, but we’re excited for both Mehcad and James Olsen’s future,” the producers said 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.”

Season five of Supergirl premieres on October 6.

See the latest set pics of Mehcad Brooks, and ICYMI, see who is returning to Supergirl in the new season.

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