“Metropolis” Series Set to Film in NYC

Late last month Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment announced that an all-new live-action series titled “Metropolis” would be streaming on the DC-branded digital service in 2019.

According to Omega Underground “Metropolis” will beginning filming in New York City from June to December 2018.

“Metropolis”, which has received a direct-to-series order for a first season of 13 episodes, is set in the wondrous and awe-inspiring City of Tomorrow before the arrival of Superman. The series follows Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets.

John Stephens (Gotham, Gossip Girl, The O.C., Gilmore Girls) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, Nikita, CSI series) are the executive producers of “Metropolis”. Danny Cannon will direct the first episode, from a teleplay by John Stephens, with story by Cannon and Stephens. Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, “Metropolis” is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

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MattComics
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“Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.”

Except of course for the one they built Metropolis for in the first place and is the main reason it means anything.

sundevil82
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Yeah I’m getting really tired of them trying to get away with not showing Superman in anything or really subduing what makes him superman. Captain America proved that there’s an audience for these types of characters, they just need good writing for them. All this is going to get from me for now is an emphatic eye roll. Ps… they did this paranormal investigation stuff with Superman characters in the last two seasons of Superboy, so this is not even like an original idea. If it has to exclude Superman, I’d much rather see a show about lexs rise to… Read more »
Spidey2878
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New York City is a good place to film this series. I think if they want to get an authentic city feel for Metropolis, then they have to film it in an authentic city. It’s a good choice.

RobertAnthony
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Ironically, NYC is called…uh…Gotham? But yet, Metropolis has that NYC feel. After all, a certain Superman film…or two…had some scenes shot in NYC…notably the former home of the NY Daily News and to link Supergirl the TV show in this…the home since 1948 of CW flagship WPIX channel 11. Remember the scene with that globe?

Spidey2878
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Fun fact, Christopher Reeve was in the music video to the original Ghostbusters movie which was filmed in NY City.