No Plans for a Superman TV Series on The CW

When Tyler Hoechlin appeared as Superman for the first two episodes of Season 2 of “Supergirl”, fans immediately began talking about the possibility of Superman having his own show on The CW. Unfortunately, according to The CW President Mark Pedowitz, that won’t be happening any time soon.

“Tyler did a great job,” he said following his panel at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday. “There’s no plan to do a series. There are no plans at the moment for him to return [to Supergirl]. If they wish to have him return, we’d love to have him.”

When Entertainment Weekly suggested that Superman’s prominent role on the big screen – in Warner Bros.’ “Batman v Superman,” “Justice League” and a planned “Man of Steel” sequel – might mean there’s a rights issue, Pedowitz wouldn’t even entertain that possibility.

“I can’t even answer the question yet because at this time there are no plans to do it and there have been no discussions about it,” he said.

Greg Berlanti was a little more optomistic about a Superman TV series starring Tyler Hoechlin. “We’d love to have Tyler back, he’s amazing, he was great in the role. In success, I think all those things are possible. I’m always the guy who says ‘yes’ if there seems to be an appetite for it and the people involved are really nice.”

Source: EW.com

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Lana2k5
Member

As much as I enjoyed seeing Superman back on the small screen, I’m not surprised The CW isn’t going ahead with a series anytime soon. Berlanti and Company already have five series in production, four of which were just renewed. That number could grow to six should Black Lightning get picked up by Fox.

DE-EL
Member

I really liked Tyler as CW Supes. He reminded me more of DCAU Supes (Superman: The Animated Series especially) than he did Chris Reeve Supes. Just wish he had better dialogue and material. My same issues with Brandon Routh. His work on the CW showed me that he had the potential to be an extraordinary Man of Steel. In my opinion, I think if he were to ever be given the chance again in some capacity, he could rival Henry Cavill…

MattComics
Member

I’d sooner pay for 3 season passes on iTunes right now for a Superman series with Tyler Hoeclin before I would pay one red cent for another Snyder movie.

Kal-Elvis
Member

Absolutely.

liheibao
Member

Smart move. Now, give me an animated series.

Super El
Member

Smart move. Now, give me an animated series.

You forgot to put in “good”

Everybody wants a better S:TAS

But nobody wants those bland episodes people had to Suffer through.

Man of Action Entertainment writers all wrote for Superman once in their lives, and created Ben 10 and Generator Rex, so they might be the obvious choice.

Heck, their name is a Superman pseudonym for crying out loud.

general_zod
Member

I suspect they also don’t want two Kryptonian shows clashing at the same time… Fear that one show competing against the other, i’m sure some of the villains Supergirl has fought, would also be in the Superman show essentially like what’s happened in Supergirl.

Also with the Justice League and Man of Steel 2, there could be worries that people will relate more to Tyler’s Superman then Henry’s. Which could be why Warner Bros don’t want a series yet.

Super El
Member

I’m more concerned on all the missed opportunities, with Genndy Tartakovsky had once been able to helm some Superman cartoon shorts.

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