Since seeing Superman, played by Tyler Hoechlin in various episodes on the CW’s Supergirl the show is now reportedly getting its own spin-off series called Superman and Lois Lane according to Deadline.
View this post on Instagram
The Arrowverse may be getting another super spin-off! 👊🏽 We’ve learned that The CW is actively developing a ‘Superman & Lois Lane’ series, with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch starring as the iconic DC Comics couple. Click the link in our bio for more details. 📷: Katie Yu/The CW
Todd Helbing who is a former showrunner on the CW show, The Flash, is set to co-write the series after having experience writing an episode in a later season of Smallville, which also debuted and ran on the CW for 10 seasons. Helbing is also to share the Executive Producer title with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns all of whom have developed and executive producer other shows in the DC television Universe including Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.
Hoechlin who began the role of Superman during the second season of the show Supergirl which began on October 10th, 2016, which is around the time Hoechlin announced he was leaving his previous show. The MTV series Teen Wolf which ended its 6th season in 2017. From there, Superman’s storyline within the frame of the Supergirl series has grown to see the development of Superman’s character through the various battles that have been seen over the course of Supergirl’s last four seasons from introducing Cadmus’s Metallo in season 2, the Daximite invasion (also season 2), the Worldkillers in season 3, and the crossover series of Elseworlds in season 4. It also broadened the list of characters to introduce Lois Lane, played by Elizabeth Tulloch, Jimmy Olsen played by Mehcad Brooks and Lex Luthor played by Jon Cryer, who was killed off in Supergirl’s season 4 finale.
Unlike Smallville, which is the most recent out of the long line of Superman themed television shows, focused more on Clark Kent’s life before becoming the man people would come to know him as, Superman. This new series, however, is set to be an hour- long standalone separate from the other DC shows and will showcase Clark and Lois through their partnership as a couple and the journey navigating everyday life with parenting and superhero responsibilities.
The series is still in development and there is no word yet on when the series might debut on the CW Network. Until then, we can look forward to seeing Superman and Lois in the 5-part crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths that is to premiere across the DC platform at the end of the 2019 year in December through January 2020.
View this post on Instagram
I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to tell this story, that for now shall remain a secret. 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 @BitsieTulloch in all of this. I’ve already learned so much from her and I know that won’t stop anytime soon. So thank you @gberlanti 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! P.S. I had no idea this picture existed when someone grabbed the shot of Bitsie and I on the monitor, and I just noticed today the resemblance of my expression to that of Mr. Reeves. Had to share. Hope we make something he would be proud of. Up, up!