The CW’s new superhero series is on its way and now has an official date for its premiere.
Based on the DC Comics characters Superman and Lois Lane, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, ‘Superman & Lois’ is all set to become the newest member of the Arrowverse. The show has been developed for The CW by Todd Helbing and Greg Berlanti and is a spin-off of the popular series ‘Supergirl’. Starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in titular roles, it is one of the most anticipated shows of this year. It was ordered to series in January 2020 and began filming in October 2020. The series will focus on Superman and Lois as parents to their two boys as they try balancing being working individuals and taking care of their family simultaneously. It will have a more family-oriented scenario rather than one involving facing supervillains. The series is all set to premiere at 8 PM ET/PT on February 23rd, 2021.
- ‘Superman & Lois’: The Kryptonian saga continues…
- The trailer for season 1 is out!
- Release date and other details
‘Superman & Lois’: The Kryptonian saga continues…
The official synopsis of the show reads:
“Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch), must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin) could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui), Clark’s first love, and her husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez) … The Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette) … Meanwhile, Superman and Lois’ return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks) enters their lives.”
Hoechlin and Tulloch will reprise the roles they respectively played in The CW’s 2015 series ‘Supergirl’. Superman was first introduced in the show during its second season and played an important part along with Lois Lane in helping in the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’. The show was originally expected to begin filming in March 2020. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the executives had to delay the production to October 2020. Season 1 will consist of 13 episodes and will have major elements of a family drama/action-adventure saga.
The trailer for season 1 is out!
As a new year’s gift to fans, The CW released the trailer for ‘Superman and Lois’ on December 31st, 2020. The response to it was wonderful as both critics and fans praised its visuals, actors, and conceptualization. The series has been one of the most widely anticipated shows from the Arrowverse as fans have often discussed that a new Superman show is the need of the hour. The CW is no stranger to the Kryptonian superhero’s story considering that one of its most-watched show of all time was the 2001 series ‘Smallville’ starring Tom Welling in the role of Superman.
The trailer unveils Clark and Lois in the aftermath of ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths‘ as a married couple with two sons. Set in modern society, a more emotional side of the characters is seen in the 1-minute long trailer. The superhero aspect of the character that was explored to the fullest in ‘Smallville’ and even ‘Supergirl’ will be taking a backseat in the upcoming show and will mostly revolve around the couple dealing with raising children and taking care of their own relationship.
Release date and other details
The series will be releasing on February 23rd, 2021. The CW has planned an interesting premiere for the show as it will be 2 hours long. A 90-minute long episode 1 will air at 8 PM ET/PT first. This will be followed by a half an hour-long special called ‘Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope’ that will be telecasted at 9:30 PM. In order to accommodate this additional programming, the network has moved the premiere of season 7 of its 2014 superhero action series ‘The Flash‘ to the subsequent week. Episode 1 will be directed by Lee Toland Krieger, who is also an executive producer on the show.
The CW has planned an interesting premiere for the show as it will be 2 hours long.
‘Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope‘ will feature the behind-the-scenes action. The cast will be seen discussing the making of the show, their respective characters as well as the shooting experience. The special will also give a better insight into the unique take that ‘Superman and Lois’ will have on the ‘Man of Steel’s’ story and reveal many more outtakes.
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