The CW Developing “Superman and Lois” TV Series

Pictured (L-R): Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane – Photo: Katie Yu/The CW – © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.

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NeoRanger
October 28, 2019 4:09 pm

Yeah, I heard about this. Two or three years ago, I’d have been overjoyed. Now, I’m between “not giving a toss” and “omg, that’s the only live-action Superman for the next ten years, isn’t it?- despair.

lcmcbain
October 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

I’m with you on both reactions.

TheRBBlur
October 28, 2019 5:43 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

Couldn’t agree more.

redcape
October 28, 2019 8:51 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

Yep……reduced to the small screen along with soap opera weekly stories. One of the biggest reasons I don’t want this is because of the limited money they have. And you plainly see on Supergirl that they’re using what money they have very sparingly. Another question to ask is, “who on this series is going to be gay”? This is beyond bad news.

RAS
RAS
October 29, 2019 11:44 am
Reply to  redcape

Fascinating. So if there is a gay supporting cast member, this will be a problem because…? Also, Superman has been on the small screen before–I know! SHOCKING!–so why would that be a problem now?

Super El
October 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Reply to  RAS

It’s going to be a problem if there’s a gay character because CW has a track record of treating Gay Characters as part of a checklist, rather than actual breathing people. You can throw a dart, and you’ll find an instance of CW not treating a character with respect just so they can score brownie points to a fickle crowd that doesn’t care about the character. Also, why is it a problem now, you ask? Maybe it has something to do with the declining quality of Superman’s treatment in the CW? Even in the beginning, the people in-charge were too… Read more »

supergepetto
October 29, 2019 11:53 pm
Reply to  Super El

You are right. They do treat Superman like a B character. I think they are bringing in Superman because none of their current super hero shows have the merchandising clout as Superman. Just look in any toy store, costume shop, or department store, there are tons more items of Superman than Arrow, Black Lightning, The Flash, Batwoman and Supergirl combined! If WB had any brains, they would green light a new Superman film.

redcape
October 29, 2019 8:18 pm
Reply to  RAS

RAS…..it’s not a problem in every sense. It’s more like they’ve made it a priority on any of these CW shows.

supergepetto
October 29, 2019 11:44 pm
Reply to  redcape

I totally agree with you.

SupermanFan83
October 28, 2019 4:19 pm

Im excited because ill take what I can get at this point.

svillar13
October 28, 2019 4:33 pm

I’m really excited about this… 1 Because this is WB/DC deciding that multiple Supermen on screen is OK, and 2 This has potential. It’s what Lois and Clark would have been had they gotten a 5th season… and they could very well age up baby Jon and we could essentially have a live action Jonathan Samuel Kent (Superboy) on TV along with the dynamic the comics had under Jurgens rebirth run!

superhero
October 28, 2019 4:38 pm

i know this will make most of us happy, especially superman2878!

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Reply to  superhero

Ha ha ha! You guessed right superhero.

cpm72586
October 28, 2019 4:54 pm

Couldn’t care less about this. Sorry, but the CW is trash as far as I’m concerned and doesn’t deserve a Superman tv show. It’s the minor leagues of tv networks. If you’re going to do Superman on tv do it on HBO, Netflix or even Amazon. Something like that that could give him a budget. Make it a 8-10 episode season to cut down on filler and get quality over quantity.

Clark_Jo
October 28, 2019 5:09 pm
Reply to  cpm72586

A Superman show instead of a Watchmen show on HBO would have been great to see or even for WB’s streaming service HBO Max.
Isn’t Superman supposed to appear on Titans?

Clark_Jo
October 28, 2019 5:03 pm

The suit needs a total redesign IMO. At least get rid of those leather straps and buckles for the cape.
But I really don’t like how they have handled the character outside of his introduction on Supergirl. So I don’t know about this one.
I also feel if WB is green lighting this, then there is 0 momentum behind another Superman movie. Which isn’t that surprising considering how WB has DC movies planned to last for 8 years and Superman isn’t anywhere to be seen.

micah
October 29, 2019 12:04 am
Reply to  Clark_Jo

I disagree with the theory that it means no Movie. Smallville started in 2001 and ran for 10 seasons. Superman returns came out in 2006. Right smack in the middle of the series. They even had commercials during the show on breaks advertising the movie.

Clark_Jo
October 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Reply to  micah

Well, you’re talking about something from 13 years ago in a totally different film climate, different philosophy, different leadership and different creative guidelines. Remember, WB is in a rebuilding phase and souly focusing on stand-alone DC films. I’m also saying not for a several years. Sure, you can hold out hope that there is a secret Superman project, but look at the facts we have. Best case scenario, WB is actively expressing interest in a Superman movie (which they are not) and seeking a director. A director is announced, we get a movie in 5 years. That’s off a normal… Read more »

supergepetto
October 30, 2019 12:05 am
Reply to  Clark_Jo

I think we see a new Superman film in three years. WB does have a history of wasting years making a new Superman film, which is odd since you have over 80 years of comic books and over 50 years of cartoons to formulate an idea for a new movie. They treat the writing chore of developing a new Superman movie as if they were developing a rocket to Mars!

Clark_Jo
October 30, 2019 7:17 am
Reply to  supergepetto

See a Superman movie announced or released?
Announced, that makes sense, WB starts looking for a screen writer and director for a new movie within 3 years we might see a new movie by 2025 to 2027.
Releasing in 3 years? Again, not even possible.

supergepetto
October 29, 2019 11:58 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

The costume better get redesigned. Look at Brandon Routh’s costume in the upcoming crossover. They should use a lot of that design.

sman1938
October 28, 2019 5:11 pm

Wow…. we finally get Superman on his own show, and so far most of the comments are a bunch of complaints… sad…so sad…not even worth replying

superhero
October 28, 2019 5:26 pm
Reply to  sman1938

i know! i’m happy to take what i can get. a live action superman show, yes please. yes i’d love to see hbo or amazon do it justice. who wouldn’t? but tyler has played the role well so far, incorporating the good of previous incarnations and not being silly. like i said, i’ll take it.

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:28 pm
Reply to  superhero

I’m definitely celebrating over this news.
😀

TheRBBlur
October 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Reply to  sman1938

It’s not that us complainers don’t want a new Superman show. We do. It’s that we’re not thrilled with another Berlanti production, with the same bad writing and carbon copy formula he’s used on Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman, Legends… I can already see the opening – The S-Shield, with Clark narrating: My name is Clark Kent. For a time, I was known as earth’s greatest hero. But then I left to start a family. Now I’m back, rediscovering how to be Superman… Cut to 22 episodes with a boring villain and lots of time with “Team Superman” at the fortress… Read more »

cpm72586
October 28, 2019 8:46 pm
Reply to 

Exactly. The Berlanti stuff is like it’s trapped in time in 2001 with Smallville. Smallville was fine for what it was, but it’s potential could only go so far, and that’s going to be the same for this new show. If you’re excited, more power to you, but as far as I’m concerned this is just more of the same with Superman getting the short end of the stick. WB can’t get the character right on the big screen, so instead they’ll just put as little effort as possible and put Superman on a fledgling network with no budget, and… Read more »

supergepetto
October 30, 2019 12:10 am
Reply to  cpm72586

Berlanti’s show are not in the same league as Smallville. The super hero shows that followed it on the CW are pale comparisons. They should have gotten the crew that worked on Smallville, The Originals, or Supernatural for a new Superman show. Fans would have been more excited.

NeoRanger
October 29, 2019 2:27 am
Reply to 

Your mock-narration sounds so eerily accurate that it triggers my Berlanti PTSD.

Clark_Jo
October 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Reply to 

I agree.

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Reply to  sman1938

I’m not complaining. This is great news in my opinion. Finally Superman is getting some appreciation from the tv side. I’m looking forward to seeing this.

afriend
October 28, 2019 5:47 pm

I should say that it’s about time…

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Reply to  afriend

Indeed afriend! Indeed it is.

Superman2878
October 30, 2019 10:40 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I wonder which super villains from Superman’s rogues will appear.
Lex Luthor?Brainiac? The Eradicator would be interesting to see. Conduit has never been done before. Mongul, Darkside perhaps? Savior? So many possibilities. Imperiex would be interesting to see.
They could even bring in the actor who played Zod back in season two of Supergirl. He did a pretty good job acting the part.

approuty
October 28, 2019 5:52 pm

About time for a great news! Looking forward to this tv show as well as Supergirl possibly meeting Jon in the Crisis crosscover!

manofsteel
October 28, 2019 6:43 pm

I’m on board with this. Live action solo Superman is what we should live for.

micah
October 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Reply to  manofsteel

That’s the spirit!

MattComics
October 28, 2019 6:51 pm

For a long time really ever since Tyler’s Superman debuted I have thought that doing a series something like this might be good way to go especially if they take their cues from the best of the Rebirth comics because it would be a way to have a Superman series while also giving it some distinction from anything Supergirl is doing. (Really hoping for good casting for Jon) Also very glad that FINALLY there’s a Superman show with him in it as Superman, no “Everybody else is in Metropolis but not Clark yet” or it follows the saga of Lex’s… Read more »

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Reply to  MattComics

This makes me wonder if Tyler’s version of Superman has always been the rebirth/reborn Superman. I’ve heard some say he’s new 52, but new 52 wasn’t married and he didn’t have a child. If they do decide that Superman and Lois have a son named Jon, then it will be in my opinion be an acknowledgment that this is a version of the rebirth/reborn Superman. Although they could decide to go the route of Superman and Lois having a daughter. Has there been any word on whether if they have a son or daughter?

SuperFunTime
October 28, 2019 7:47 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Hmmm… I never considered them having a daughter. I always assumed it would be a boy.

The only story I remember reading once where Superman had a daughter was a Generations story (not Star Trek The Next Generation or its movie) when Superman and Lois had 2 kids. One was a boy and the other was a girl. I don’t remember if they were twins or the boy was older.

Actually, now that I think of it, wasn’t there a story where Superman was the only superhero that existed and he had twin girls, or am I wrong?

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Reply to  SuperFunTime

I think that might have been Superman secret identity. I’m not sure though.

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:57 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I like the idea of Superman and Lois having twins. One a boy and one a girl.

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:21 pm

Yes!!!!!
This is great news! I enjoy seeing Tyler as the Man of Steel. Granted he wasn’t my first pick for Superman to have a show. I wanted Brandon Routh to be Superman, but I do like Tyler’s take as well. I’m so looking forward to seeing this show. Congratulations Tyler!

SuperFunTime
October 28, 2019 7:41 pm

My response:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcmG6XEWj4w

🙂

Finally, Superman is back on TV in his own series. Now I get to watch Batwoman, Supergirl, Black Lightning, The Flash, Arrow (or Arrow’s Green Arrow spinoff), Legends of Tomorrow and a new Superman show. I’m all in! 🙂

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Reply to  SuperFunTime

As the song goes “ celebrate good times!” SuperFunTime.
🙂

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

This is so great! Now I don’t have to wait for him to show up only once a year. I’m so looking forward to seeing Superman have a weekly show!
🙂

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Reply to  SuperFunTime

“ Yes! Yes! Yes!”
Well said SuperFunTime.
Yes indeed!
Yes!

davidgrantlloyd
October 28, 2019 8:08 pm

No. Just no.

general_zod
October 28, 2019 8:33 pm

The biggest issue and problem I have with this, is the current fleshed out universe that we have with Supergirl and the use of Superman villains that have appeared. So either they go the direction of a prequel series set before Supergirl, which is unlikely as the actor Mehcad Brooks who plays Jimmy is busy with other projects. Or they follow on from what has happened already. I think a new show that isn’t connected to the Arrowverse would be the better course of direction. Thus allowing better creative control over the universe and it’s characters, I don’t really want… Read more »

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Reply to  general_zod

What if this new series is about an alternate Superman played by Tyler? It could be that other worlds might survive the crisis crossover event.

GodzillaofSteel
October 28, 2019 8:46 pm

This is awesome news! I love Tyler Hoechlin as Superman so I’m glad that he and Lois will get their own TV show. My ONLY CONCERN is I don’t want to see Superman mistreated and disrespected like he was on SUPERGIRL. If they can show Superman and Lois Lane as equally talented people, and don’t have Lois Lane belittle Superman, then I’m sure I’ll enjoy the show.

sman1938
October 28, 2019 9:31 pm

Now that’s more like it, some excited people….and for those of you who felt that Superman was disrespected on Supergirl, I agree, but he has always been used to make other characters look better, because he is the icon.This will be his show, so no need to make anyone look better, the focus will be on him and Lois and I will assume Jon. As for not wanting bad guys from Supergirl, Jon Cryer was a great Lex Luthor, I really hope he shows up. And I really hope they don’t try to keep him out of the Arrowverse, because… Read more »

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Reply to  sman1938

I agree GodzillaofSteel.
Right on sman1938!
As a certain extra from Superman 2 once said,”Man this is gonna be good!” 🙂

Superman2878
October 28, 2019 9:48 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I want to see how high the tally mark goes for the comments on this news. I hope that we get a lot of comments for this news. It’s a big piece of news. So I hope to see a lot of comments for it.

GodzillaofSteel
October 29, 2019 2:05 am
Reply to  Superman2878

@Superman2878 – I agree with you about that line from Superman II, “Man, this is gonna be good!”
In fact, whenever we get awesome news (such as this news about the new “Superman and Lois” TV show), I always end up thinking about that line from Superman II…….and indeed, let’s say it again………….. “Man this is gonna be good!”

Superman2878
October 29, 2019 2:42 am

“Man this is gonna be good!” 🙂

Superman2878
October 29, 2019 1:32 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

“Man this is gonna be good”
🙂
Just wanted to say it again. 🙂

RAS
RAS
October 29, 2019 8:23 am

I’m thrilled! Up, up, and away!

Superman2878
October 29, 2019 8:35 am
Reply to  RAS

Yes RAS. Up, up, and away! Well said.

Superman2878
October 29, 2019 8:33 am

If Superman and Lois have a child in this series, then it will be something that we have never seen before. A chance to see Superman as a father and a family man. I’m not counting the illegitimate child that Superman and Lois had in Superman Returns because Superman barely had any time with his son in that film. And I also like to point out that he wasn’t a “deadbeat dad” in Superman Returns because he didn’t know that Jason was his son. It’s a common misconception about that part of the film.Superman thought Richard was the boy’s father.… Read more »

supergepetto
October 30, 2019 12:15 am
Reply to  Superman2878

That kid ruined Superman Returns.

Superman2878
October 30, 2019 2:07 am
Reply to  supergepetto

Yeah,they really shouldn’t have given Superman a kid for that movie. It really was a bad idea.

Superman2878
October 30, 2019 10:24 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I also think that he needs to grow out his hair just a little bit. Not to long though. Enough for the famous Superman spit curl. The way Tyler’s hair looked in the first two episodes of season two of Supergirl was just right in my opinion.
I’m so excited about this show. I can’t wait to see this show!
😀

Superman1993
October 29, 2019 8:35 am

I am so excited that The CW is Developing “Superman and Lois” TV Series and I wonder what other cast members will be add to the show. I guess will just have to wait and see.

Superman2878
October 29, 2019 8:56 am
Reply to  Superman1993

That’s a good question Superman1993. If I had to guess, we probably will hear something close to May or June of next year about the other actors. I don’t think that the show would premiere in the late winter, spring, or summer, but I’m guessing it probably will happen around next fall. Looking back at last year, I believe it was around this time that Batwoman was announced for this year. So going by how they prepared Batwoman’s show, I’m guessing that’s what they are planning to do for Superman as well. A year’s preparation. They need to work on… Read more »

supertorresmo
October 29, 2019 8:56 am

Hoping a Super Sons will come out of it

Superman2878
October 29, 2019 9:06 am
Reply to  supertorresmo

It’s possible. I’m guessing that if it did, Damien would probably be introduced on Batwoman’s show first then meet Jon and then eventually five or six years down the road they could have a Super Sons spin-off series. I don’t think that it would happen anytime soon though since Titans already have Superboy and Robin. But who knows? Maybe I’m wrong on that. Maybe they could have the series at the same time as Titans. I guess it’s just a matter of wait and see.

The_News_Editor
October 29, 2019 9:50 am

I hope this works out and they do it well. I do like Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent and Superman.

Superman2878
October 29, 2019 9:52 am

I like Tyler’s version as well, and I hope it works out too.

SupermanArmy
October 29, 2019 11:35 am

Hip Hip Hooray! Fall 2020 premiere presumably.

redcape
October 29, 2019 11:48 am

Yes..I can see it now. The children up early in the morning. Running around the house and using heat vision to warm up their milk bottles. Man this is gonna be good!!!! NOT

MattComics
October 29, 2019 2:09 pm
Reply to  redcape

Hopefully someday we will get a Superman series that starts more or less in his first year and goes from there but if you’re doing one with the Superman introduced on Supergirl then it makes more sense that we’re following him at the current point in his life and again it gives some distinction from what that show is doing. If you do Superman with a family it’s not an idea that by itself should somehow mean the end of action, adventure, and heroics for the character. Besides “Oh you can’t possibly be a hero if you have a family”… Read more »

redcape
October 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Reply to  MattComics

MATT……They can certainly do the series within every angle possible. But he’s from another planet and to think that a Krypton mans compatibility with a woman from Earth to have children is beyond IMO, a real stretch. And they’re going to do this as a way of introducing what will amount to one cornball episode after another. They’ll have the typical big bad threat in the back ground while we suffer through a bunch of stupid family dramas. And of course there’s going to be other people and their problems as well. It’s a typical formula we’ve all seen and… Read more »

MattComics
October 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Reply to  redcape

It is not a stretch. IMO that idea that whole “woman of Kleenex” thing is a lame cop out. In every incarnation aside from the way yellow sun and Kryptonite effects them, Kryptonians are basically physically identical to humans. Past that the difference is only in culture and level of scientific advancement. He is an alien but he is an alien in the sense of being a man from another world. It’s not even a difference on the level of a Vulcan. Kryptonians being so human is part of the damn point which is why you don’t see them portrayed… Read more »

redcape
October 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Reply to  MattComics

Well, I guess I’m going to have to walk back some as I didn’t think of one thing before I posted. They’ve already done that in Superman Returns. He had a child! But it received a lot of negative comments/press as well.

Personally I think it’s a stupid idea and only serves to end up making him less “Super” and more so “Man”. But on the CW it’s been apparent for some time, anything goes.

sman1938
October 29, 2019 4:23 pm

A costume redesign would be nice. Now that the comics have brought back the classic look, and Brandon’s Kindom look with the trunks.. maybe go classic with just a few new touch’s, but nothing that makes a drastic change like the new Supergirl outfit. The classic look was way better for her, and I think would be great for Superman.

NeoRanger
October 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Reply to  sman1938

Classic is unlikely, but that terrible costume does need a redesign. I’m not sure we’ll get one, considering Kara’s new costume is very much based off of Tyler’s costume, but still. Honestly, I think Tyler needs to get just a little bit bigger and I’m very much in favor of the Reborn costume. It has a nice modern look without looking like edgelord’s first design like the ones they’re using now. If they want to get a little more complicated, the Smallville S11 suit is a nice alternative and it would translate better on screen.

sundevil82
October 29, 2019 4:45 pm

I assume this means any chance of a movie is DOA. I will just reiterate what others have already said… I’m grateful for anything I guess, but I hope the suit gets a redesign and I hope it doesn’t get the usual Berlin to treatment … team, voice over, unnecessary drama. I really think these shows suffer from the extra long schedule. I hope they get better writers for this show and put Supes back at the top of the food chain… I didn’t enjoy him being a jobber for supergirl. That’s bush league writing … you don’t have to… Read more »

redcape
October 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

Totally agree except I don’t think being grateful is accurate. More like being able to stomach it.

redcape
October 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

As a side topic. You see the new animated Wonder Woman: Bloodlines? Saw it last night.

Superman2878
October 29, 2019 5:38 pm

I’m looking forward to seeing what Steve and Michael say about this news in their next WGBS TV video news .

schnitz
October 29, 2019 8:00 pm

Personally, I really don’t want to be too harsh on a sight unseen. I do think Tyler is a very good Superman. I’m not very thrilled about him being the same Superman that was beat up by Supergirl and I’m also not sure what I think yet about them having a child. But overall I do think that Superman has fared better on TV than in the movies as a whole and if that what it takes to see my favorite hero in action, then so be it. I’m still excited to see what it will be like regardless of… Read more »

Superman2878
October 29, 2019 9:04 pm
Reply to  schnitz

I think that is a fair assessment schnitz. I admit that Tyler’s Superman has had some problems, but I enjoy seeing him in the role. I look forward to seeing this version of Superman on a weekly scheduled program soon.

supergepetto
October 29, 2019 11:42 pm

Why does Greg Berlant control ALL of the DC super hero shows? Although I would look forward to seeing a new Superman show, I fear that it would be bogged down with PC themes and a plethora of dull supporting characters with their mundane storylines and soap opera boredom. Just mix in the best qualities of Lois and Clark, The Adventures of Superman, and Smallville, and the show would be good. I do wish, however, that they got Brandon Routh and would leave the terrible DC Universe that is on the CW, and separate from those shows. I guess any… Read more »

Superman2878
October 30, 2019 8:57 am
Reply to  supergepetto

If Warner Bros decides to make DC movies for a HBO Max series, maybe Brandon Routh could be Superman again for a HBO Max series. I’d would so watch that. I’m not sure if Greg Berlanti decides on all of the DC programs that the CW produces or not. Maybe he does. It’s an interesting question. I do wonder since Geoff Johns will be one of the executive producers, will he adapt or use any inspirations from his past works on his run on Superman comics for this series?

sman1938
October 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Reply to  supergepetto

Although I do agree that some of the side plots and certain relationships are overdone in the Arrowverse, the reason for Berlanti being involved is because his shows are successful. Law & Order and Stargate were the only shows I really can remember have a few spinoff series. Here is an entire universe being built that is the TV match for the MCU. May not be perfect, but there would not be a Superman & Lois show being developed if not for the success of the Berlanti Arrowverse.

sundevil82
October 30, 2019 4:31 pm
Reply to  sman1938

I think berlanti gets way more credit than he deserves. He only knows how to handle these characters in one way… all of the shows are pretty interchangeable and some have already pointed out the narration at the beginning, the team and the soapy themes. I feel like the actual characters get watered down as a result. I’d like to see different show runners for each show just for variety. WB has a history of putting unqualified people in positions of heading up an entire universe. We all know how the previous attempt turned out

redcape
October 30, 2019 8:30 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

Yes and there’s a fair amount of turmoil still going on from the ATT takeover/merger. We’re not hearing anything regarding big screen happenings. I think the WB/DC world is for the most part on hold. It’s all about money and ATT right now isn’t exactly raking in profits. There are so many other medias making qualified movies perhaps the DC end of things will find a more stable and willing partner.

October 30, 2019 1:23 pm

I’ve really enjoyed the way they’ve written Tyler’s Superman. He’s humble, cheery and feels really genuine. All of his scenes are terrific and if they’re willing to put in for a whole series, sign me up! ^_^

redcape
October 30, 2019 8:36 pm
Reply to  MagSul

You’ve got to be kidding. They tokenize Supergirl’s role by having her best him in a fight? Totally ridiculous and just one of the several outrageous stupid story lines that’s proved over and over that they’re not qualified to control his character. Absolutely nauseating.

October 31, 2019 5:21 pm
Reply to  redcape

1. Any story-line produced is going to be enjoyed or hated by at least some portion of the fan base. Some people love Lois & Clark, but hate Smallville and vice-versa for example. 2. Every portrayal has something that sticks out as awful, but also something that’s terrific. 3. I really, really, really, *really* do not care that Supergirl beat Superman in a fight, but especially on a show titled “Supergirl”. 4. I enjoy it, so that’s all that matters. I’m sorry that you don’t find that same enjoyment, but do I hope that you find something that takes your… Read more »

borikua
October 30, 2019 5:04 pm

Wow. So I come back to this site because I was excited for this news and wanted to share in that excitement with others….and what I mostly see is negativity. I suddenly remember why I left. Oh well….

redcape
October 30, 2019 8:45 pm
Reply to  borikua

So you mean if some don’t care for the absolute slop they’ve made out of his role we’re supposed to except it any way? Sorry if I seem harsh but the way they’ve(CW) portrayed his character it’s beyond scary to think about how a series will turn out.

Not sure if what your implying by saying “that’s why I left” means we’re all supposed to role over for anything they give us as being wonderfully acceptable.

supergepetto
November 1, 2019 12:40 am
Reply to  redcape

Hopefully Berlanti will have little to do with the creative end of the show. The new show does have a promising concept, but there is always the fear of too many side characters and nonsensicle extra subplots. If they focus on Superman, Lois and the kid, it should be fun. The suit MUST be changed up. Bring back Lex Luthor at least for Season 1, and do not involve the characters in the overrated and terrible crossover gimmick events.

October 31, 2019 5:10 pm
Reply to  borikua

I just had the *exact* same experience! All we can do is try, I guess. I hope you enjoy the series when it comes along! 🙂

Kal-Ed
October 31, 2019 12:32 am

This is really great news. I’m reaallllyyyyyy looking forward to seeing it in hopes that it will be a homage of sorts to Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman kind of show.

Sorry to read some negative comments, but everyone is entitled to an opinion. It’s good to finally have a Superman show coming soon.

October 31, 2019 5:22 pm
Reply to  Kal-Ed

Hear, hear! ^_^

Superman2878
November 1, 2019 12:03 pm
Reply to  MagSul

I agree Magsul.
Hear, hear indeed!
😀

Well said Kal-Ed. I’m also hoping that they incorporate a version of some Superman comic stories as well some past Superman movie, and television influences. A nod to some of the best Superman stories in history.
🙂

supergepetto
November 1, 2019 12:49 am
Reply to  Kal-Ed

That is what makes this site so great. Even though we may disagree on different things, we all share the same love of Superman. I wish Warner Brothers’ film division felt like we do. Just go to any mall, theme park, or anywhere there is a crowd and you always see kids and adults wearing some Superman designed shirt. I am a Disney Vacation Club member and go to Disney Parks a lot, and I see more people wearing Superman shirts than any other character, and that includes Marvel characters, and Disney OWNS Marvel!

Superman2878
November 1, 2019 12:09 pm
Reply to  supergepetto

Exactly supergepetto!
🙂

Superman2878
October 31, 2019 10:41 am

Wishing the Superman Homepage, it’s staff,members, and every fellow Superman fan a Happy and safe Halloween.