'This is not goodbye,' said Jordan in a statement
This isn’t the last we’ve seen of Winn Schott Jr. on Supergirl.
Even though Jeremy Jordan is no longer a series regular on Supergirl, he promised fans in a statement he released on Tuesday that he will be back for the show’s fourth season in some capacity. “This is not goodbye,” he wrote. “Although you may not see him puttering around the DEO every week, I love everyone in National City too much to stay away forever. Winn WILL return in season 4.”
Last week, news broke that Jordan, who has been a series regular on the Greg Berlanti superhero drama show since it premiered on CBS in 2015, was dropping down to recurring capacity in season 4. Supergirl‘s season 3 finale, which aired Monday night, explained Winn’s absence by sending him on a time traveling trip to save the future, which would take him away from Supergirl and the rest of his friends at the DEO. Jordan used his Instagram note as an opportunity to explain his decision to take a step back from the CW series.
“Lately, my gut has been telling me that I’m once again ready to begin a new chapter in my life…and if I’ve learned anything, it’s that you gotta listen to your gut,” he wrote. “So I want to thank everyone behind the scenes at Supergirl for understanding it was time to return home… to spend time with my wife and friends, and focus on crafting the next stage of my career.”
He concluded, “I also want to thank all of the incredible fans of the show for your kindness, humor, patience, and most of all, your support. Finally, a special thanks to my Supergirl family. More than anything, I’m going to miss spending every day with you amazing, beautiful dorks. However, as I have said, this is not goodbye. Your favorite little cardigan wearing hobbit has plenty of stories left to tell. See you in the future.”
Read his entire statement below:
Jordan’s reduced role isn’t the only change to Supergirl‘s cast. Chris Wood, who joined the series in season 2, isn’t returning as a series regular either; however, Jesse Rath, who made his debut as Brainiac 5 this past season, was promoted to series regular for the upcoming season. So, at least the DEO won’t be without a tech guy to help combat next season’s extra-terrestrial threats.
This fall, Supergirl moving to Sundays at 8 p.m. on The CW.