At the end of Season 4 of the TV series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, in what ended up being the final episode of the entire series, Lois and Clark (after being told they’re unable to have children together) lie in bed, determined to keep exploring all the options to have children when Clark hears something. They go downstairs to find a baby in a cradle, with a Superman blanket and a note saying that the child belongs to them.
Who was the child? Where did it come from?
In a new interview with EW.com, executive producer Eugenie Ross-Leming explains…
“We didn’t write it as a series finale, it was just supposed to be a cliff-hanger. Looking to create obstacles for them, we ended up saying that carrying a baby to term would kill Lois. But as fate – or intergalactic justice – would have it, a baby of Krypton lineage is left at their doorstep.”
“If the show had gone on, we would have seen them figuring out how to raise this child, who would have aged rapidly. He would have become a teenager in months,” Ross-Leming explains.
As for whether the child would have exhibited superhuman abilities…
“We actually hadn’t figured it out that far,” she says.
[Thanks to Damon Wheeler for the lead on this story]