CBR.com conducted an interview with “Superman & Lois” showrunner Todd Helbing to discuss the Season 1 finale, how he thinks fans have responded to the show, and what we can expect in Season 2 of the TV series.
Here are a few excerpts from the interview…
Superman & Lois really has made some big changes to the Superman mythology. How do you find that very fine line between staying faithful to the source material and straying too far from it?
As long as people aren’t upset, then that’s okay. I think as long as Clark Kent remains Clark Kent: the good guy, humble, he’s the most powerful being on the planet. But at the end of the day, as long as we don’t change fundamentally who he is, then I think we’re going to be okay. The same with Lois Lane. You know, she’s fearless, independent, a badass reporter. We can change things about her backstory, and we can change things about Superman’s story, and who they are as parents and watch them mess up, but as long as we keep the core characters the same, I think we’re going to be okay.
What do you hope viewers take away from Season 1 overall?
Honestly, I just hope that we entertain them and made them fall in love with Superman and Lois again. I mean, I am really proud of the show. I think the writers, the cast, the crew, all our visual effects post department – it’s hard making television in a pandemic. We have this thing that we would say all the time on these Zoom meetings, like, “Hey, it’s Superman!” It’s just meant everybody brings their A-game and goes the extra mile, and everybody did across the board. I’m really grateful and honored to be a part of this team.