Smallville Season 8 Cast Update

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:58 am,

smallville p1 Smallville Season 8 Cast UpdateOr… Smallville Final Season Additions and Subtractions

What can I say, the entity known as Smallville keeps lumbering forward as they approach their newest and final season with their ‘step-in’ second string creative team replacing the original team of creators and executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

First, we heard the news about the creative duo leaving. Then the rumors were substantiated that Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) was leaving. Laura Vandervoort (Kara) was out of the picture, and she had to find out at the upfronts with everyone else. Kristen Kreuk (Lana) was going to be in a minimal number of episodes, but then rumors said not. Not sure on that one yet.

With the slow, inevitable oozing of cast members from the lineup, I was concerned.

After all this we got some good news in that Allison Mack’s presence (Chloe) was going to increase to almost every episode for the final season and that’s nice for some character continuity. For a while I thought the show was going to be a Clark Kent monologue.

Some bit of good news is that Justin Hartley is coming back full time to play Oliver Queen / Green Arrow.

The CW have cast two more roles, their two newest evil doers – and I am going to try and keep this as civil as possible.

Cassidy Freeman is joining the story as Tess Mercer, the acting CEO of Luthorcorp in Lex’s absence. She’s been described as being as ruthless and cunning as Luthor. So basically, they’ve kept Lex and given him a sex change. The originality is stunning. If that’s all they’ve got, I hope the eye candy factor is high enough to make me want to at least not delve into a book while the show is on.

But wait, I’m just warming up. We’ve already mentioned here that they’re introducing another mainstream bad guy in the form of… Doomsday. If you remember, Doomsday ORIGINATED on the planet Krypton as a very angry, genetic creation some 200,000+ years ago. He somehow found himself on Earth, trapped underground. He eventually escaped and ended up killing Superman. Doomsday was BIG, grey beast of a creature and had lots of bone protrusions. He was not human.

Now that I’ve warmed you: The CW has cast Sam Witwer to play Doomsday, but not from the outset. He starts out playing the role of Davis Bloome – a charismatic paramedic with a deep, dark secret… GIVE ME A BREAK! Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell.

If this is the second string creative team trying to reimagine a storyline by changing the characters themselves, they are either going down a very silly road, or I am going to be so surprised, I’ll just spit up and laugh.

Sources: SyFyPortal, TVGuide

Image from Smallville on The CW

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  1. Although I feel Smallville has jumped the shark big-time, I’ll tune in for the final season if for no other reason than to see how bad it gets.

    Doomsday… sheesh. Do the writers even know the meaning of the word?


  2. I was living in Saudi Arabia for eight years and I can honestly say I have never seen an episode of this show…What Have I been missing? Is it Superman 90210?

  3. LOL, Green – GREAT description. :-)


  4. Superman 90210–that’s classic. What would a Red Kryptonite episode be?

  5. The last season really drew me in again. I was hoping to see a final showdown between Lex and Clark this season … hopefully they can get Rosenbaum back for that.

  6. There can be no final showdown for those two as they are lifelong enemies…

  7. What would a Red Kryptonite episode be?”

    Attack of the red rock addiction? OR: Pop Rocks Gone Bad.

  8. I really need to catch up on Smallville.

  9. Cinexcellence,

    No, you really don’t.

  10. Just an FYI, Allison Mack, aka Chloe Sullivan is not scheduled to appear in more episodes than normal since she has been in every episodes since season 5 began.

    As for Doomsday aka Davis Bloom, let the head shaking begin.

  11. the best thing to do with smallvile is to mail all series 1-8 to osama bin laden and watch his organization self destruct with boredom,not a shot being fired

  12. Hmm – 2 birds, 1 stone. I like how this guy thinks.

  13. Smallville without Lex Luthor is like the Lone Ranger without Tonto ! The CW can’t make season 8 of Smallville fly even if Boing puts wings on it ! Better to go out on top than fade away in such a lackless manner. All I can say is thanks for the first 7 .

  14. some how i dun think tom welling can pull off superman look by wearing that costume…it’s juz doesnt suit his face…

  15. Ahh, I just finished watching Season 7 last night. There were definitely some highs to the story. I liked the idea of adding Kara to the story line, since she IS Superman’s cousin (they have to meet up somehow, right?), although I’m not impressed she’ll be practically non-existent. I also like the idea of writing out the character of Lana. Kristin did a very good job, but Lana kind of overstayed her welcome in the world of Smallville. I’m curious to see how this season can handle the loss of Lex, and the arrival of his “replacement”. Doomsday. What can I really say? I have almost the entire comic series that involved Doomsday, and post-mortem “Supermen”. I can’t help but wonder – with the entire universe of DC, they couldn’t have found villains that at least fit the timelne better than Doomsday? And to introduce such a destructive character in a way that is apparently far from actual origin is preposterous. A big part of me is glad that I have only been able to watch the seasons as they come to dvd (prehistoric rabbit ears don’t receive CW), but I will still be a little sad to see the end of an amazing series. Thanks to Gough and Millar

  16. i hope sam witwer is cast into the live action star wars series i hope they use the story line from the force unleashed

  17. i think the guy that plays aquaman should be superman in any superman flick, or play iceman in another x-flick. he has the looks for either part i think.

  18. he is soooo hot