'Superman & Lois': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about The CW's newest superhero show
After years of rumors and speculations, DC and The CW are finally bringing a whole new Superman TV series. The new superhero series, titled ‘Superman & Lois’, is created by Todd Helbing and Greg Berlanti. ‘Superman & Lois’ will star Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch as famous reporter Lois Lane. The forthcoming superhero series will follow Clark and Lois’ lives as they both deal with the pressure of being working-class parents in today’s society. The show will also feature the day-to-day struggles of Clark as he tries to hide his superhero identity from his two teenage children.
Following the success of ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’, The CW decided to bring a whole new story featuring Clark Kent and Lois Lane set in the Arrowverse. ‘Superman & Lois’ will also share continuity with the other television series of the franchise, so there is a huge possibility that the fans will see other characters from the Arrowverse coming in some capacity in the newest television series.
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‘Superman & Lois’ was announced in October 2019, where Todd Helbing would pen all the 13 episodes. ‘Superman & Lois’ will premiere on February 23, 2021.
‘Superman & Lois’ will follow Superman and his married life with ‘Daily Planet’ reporter Lois Lane. The series will follow these two iconic DC characters as they navigate through different pressures that come with being working parents.
Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman
Tyler’s first significant role came at the age of 13 when he played Michael Sullivan Jr. in ‘Road to Perdition’ alongside Tom Hanks. That performance led to him getting Martin Brewer’s role in the television show ‘7th Heaven’.
Following ‘7th Heaven’, Tyler, 33, had a couple of small roles in ‘CSI: Miami’, ‘My Boys’, and ‘Castle’.
Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane
Elizabeth, 40, is known for playing Eve in NBC’s ‘Grimm’ and Lois Lane in the Arrowverse series, ‘Supergirl’.
Elizabeth’s most noted work is from the award-winning movie ‘The Artist’ where she played Norma’s role -- an actress in the 1920s.
Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang
Emmanuelle, 45, is best known for her performance as Sloan McQuewick in ‘Entourage’ and Adam Sandler’s love interest in the comedy movie ‘You Don’t Mess with the Zohan’.
‘Superman & Lois’ will also feature Alexander Garfin, Dylan Walsh, Erik Valdez, and Adam Rayner in supporting roles.
Along with his brother Aaron Helbing, Todd is known for creating several acclaimed shows, including ‘Spartacus’, ‘Black Sails’, and ‘The Flash’. During the early days of his career, Todd worked as a script coordinator on ‘Entourage’ but got his big break after writing episodes for ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’, ‘Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn’, and ‘The Mob Doctor’.
While talking about the show at DC’s FanDome, Helbing said, “I think as a father who happens to have two boys, that felt like a really great way to bring in some personal experience and just to tell really a different story.”
Berlanti is known for his work on several acclaimed TV series, including ‘Dawson’s Creek’, ‘Brothers & Sisters’, ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, and creating both Arrowverse and the Titanverse.
Berlanti has also written and executive produced The CW’s ‘Freedom Fighters: The Ray’. The animated web series was praised for depicting the first openly gay superhero to headline a series.
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Superman & Lois’ first trailer premiered on January 22, 2021, and it gave the viewers a glimpse of Clark and Lois’ life as suburban parents who are coming to terms with losing their parents at an early age. The trailer also depicted how Clark has hidden his real identity from his children and neighbors.
Catch the video here:
Where to watch:
All the 13-episodes of the first season of ‘Superman & Lois’ will stream on The CW.
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