Superman is going gay! Well, an actor who once played Superman is playing gay at lease. Brandon Routh has landed a role in an upcoming TV pilot, playing as the boyfriend of Ugly Betty star and real-life homo Michael Urie.
The show, called Partners, is from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan and centres on lifelong friends and business partners, Charlie (Sophia Bush), who is straight, and Louis (Urie), who is gay. According to Deadline, Routh will play Louis’ longterm boyfriend, a reformed alcoholic, club-hopping model, who’s now a sober, vegan nurse.
Just because they’re making a pilot doesn’t mean it’ll become a series, but with Mutchnick and Kohan behind the camera, it’s certainly got pedigree.
Superman Returns may not have given Routh a massive movie career, but perhaps his career will get new life on TV. He’s certainly pretty, so the more we see of him the better!