Michael McKean: Returning as Perry White to Smallville

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Yesterday, we reported that Annette O’Toole is returning to Smallville as Martha Kent.

Now, series producer Brian Peterson has news about the actress' real-life husband, also a familiar face to fans of the show: Michael McKean will reprise the role Perry White on the season's penultimate episode.

“We’re thrilled to have Michael back on the show, and to be able to link it with the anticipated return of Martha Kent is just a phenomenal way to gear up to the end of the season," Peterson told Entertainment Weekly.

Michael McKeon as Perry White

What will the iconic character’s latest trip through Smallville entail?

Peterson says it will being Perry “closer to his destiny” than ever before, adding: “We finally get to see the legendary introduction between Perry White and the intrepid Lois Lane.”

Smallville returns with new episodes on January 29 and then with its special, two-hour "Absolute Justice" episode on February 5.

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