TVline.com sat in on a Television Critics Association panel involving many of the actors and creative people involved in The CW’s upcoming new TV series “Superman & Lois”. Here are a few details from the panel…
In regards to the look of the series, showrunner Todd Helbing, knowning they’re competing with big-budget streaming services, says, “We wanted to be able to offer the audience something of equal quality.”
For fans concerned that Clark and Lois having teen sons means we will get a lot of teen angst, Alexander Garfin says that “Superman & Lois” takes a “mature” approach to its younger set, adding, “I was so happy to see intelligence written into the characters. We get into fights, and we can hate each other sometimes, but it’s built on a very deep and wide foundation of love.” This bond will prove particularly important as the boys begin to discover what they may (or may not) have inherited from their father.
The inclusion of Lana Lang has many fans worried about a love triangle between Clark, Lois and Lane. However, Emmanuelle Chriqui explains, “Yes, they dated in high school, but besides that they’ve known each other since kindergarten. Lana certainly treats Clark as one of her closest friends, one of the people who knows her the best. There’s a lot of history there, but in this incarnation of the world, it’s not just based on their romance. It’s a very rich, long history.”
Wolé Parks has been cast in the role known only as “The Stranger,” but explains that it is someone we know from the comic books. “We’ve seen this character a lot before, but the difference between this one and the other ones is his backstory. I’m a comic nerd, but as far as I’m aware, we’ve never covered this kind of stuff on TV before. He’s not just a bad guy for bad guy’s sake. There’s a reason why he’s doing these things. Every bad guy is the hero of his own story.”
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