A spin-off series tentatively titled “Superman and Lois” is in development at The CW, with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch set to reprise their roles from the “Supergirl” TV series.
According to IGN.com, the new series will build on recent and upcoming developments in Supergirl and focus on the pressures Lois and Clark face in balancing their professional lives, superhero responsibilities, and the complexities of raising a child. That child will be introduced in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, a twist that also explains why the couple have been spending so much time off-world in recent seasons of Supergirl.
Produced by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, “Superman & Lois” is being written and executive produced by Todd Helbing, former showrunner of The Flash. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns will also executive produce the series.
“I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to tell this story, that for now shall remain a secret,” said Hoechlin via his Instagram account. “But I’ve been blessed with nothing less than the most wonderful people to do it alongside of. I couldn’t ask for a better partner than Bitsie Tulloch in all of this. I’ve already learned so much from her and I know that won’t stop anytime soon. So thank you Greg Berlanti and everyone else who brought her in as our Lois Lane. All the people behind the scenes care so much about these characters and their lives and the parts to which we’ll be speaking about, it gives me great comfort to know that they’ll steer us in the right direction. Thank you to everyone that said “yes” to this project (Warner Brothers, DC, CW). We won’t let you down. It’s going to be a grand adventure. Can’t wait to get to work!”
While Tulloch took to Instagram to express her excitement. “I am so excited (thank you Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics, The CW, Greg Berlanti, et al). Our incredible showrunner Todd Helbing is writing SUCH a riveting, unique, and poignant story for us. And I couldn’t ask for a better or more fun partner than Tyler.”
While no other cast members have been announced at this point in time, it would not be surprising to see Jon Cryer return as Lex Luthor, along with other Superman related characters who have appeared on the “Supergirl” TV series over the past four seasons.