For the first time since the conclusion of Smallville in 2011, the Man of Steel will anchor his own TV show…and this time, he’ll be suited up and ready for action.
The CW announced today that they’ve given a series order to Superman & Lois, a new ongoing series set in the network’s “Arrowverse” and featuring the Last Son of Krypton and his equally iconic wife and companion. Here’s what the official series description has to say about it:
Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf) and Elizabeth Tulloch (Grimm) as the world’s most famous superhero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Both Hoechlin and Tulloch have already appeared as these iconic characters in multiple episodes of The CW’s DC superhero series, including this season’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event, which concludes tonight. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (The Flash) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC.
As the description alludes to, Hoechlin and Tulloch aren’t new to their roles. Hoechlin made his first appearance as Kara’s famous cousin in season two of Supergirl, while Tulloch debuted as Lois in last season’s crossover event, “Elseworlds.” After that event’s conclusion, the pair chose to remain on Argo City, which had survived the destruction of Krypton, in order to have a child. Now, with the baby born, they returned to Earth to aid in the Crisis and in the process narrowly avoided death, as Argo City was destroyed in an antimatter wave.
While we don’t know how Crisis will resolve…yet, it’s good to know that comics’ most beloved superhero couple survives, and that Clark will once again don his iconic suit. Who the pair will work alongside (let’s not forget that James Olsen and Cat Grant have moved on) and battle against (could Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor be a part of the show as well?) remain to be seen, but rest assured, as any casting and character news breaks, you’ll read about it right here on DCComics.com.
For now, though, let us know on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram what you’re hoping to see. And just as important, will you be watching the conclusion of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” tonight? We hear there may be a few surprises…