A new ‘Arrow-verse’ series is in the works as ‘Superman and Lois’ is being developed as a potential series at the CW…
A new series based on the Man of Steel and the world’s most intrepid reporter is in the works at the CW.
‘Superman and Lois’ — starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch — is being developed as a potential series for the CW after the characters originally appeared in ‘Supergirl’ as well as past crossover episodes including the highly anticipated ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ event that kicks off in December.
Todd Helbing, the former showrunner on ‘The Flash’, will write with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns expected to produce the new series.
‘Superman and Lois’ is expected to follow the hero and his reporter wife “they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.”
The new series currently in development is the latest planned expansion of the DC Universe on the CW with shows such as ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Batwoman’ currently anchoring the network’s lineup. ‘Arrow’ — the original series that helped launch them all — will be coming to an end with its current season airing on the CW.
‘Superman and Lois’ is the second DC series being developed by the CW this year with another futuristic spinoff starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy based on characters they currently portray on ‘Arrow’.
If ‘Superman and Lois’ makes it to series, this would be the latest iteration of the Man of Steel on television following past shows such as ‘Lois and Clark’ as well as ‘Smallville’, which ran for 10 seasons on the CW.
Hoechlin and Tulloch will next portray Superman and Lois in the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover that will take place between December and January and it’s expected to be the most ambitious event series yet for the CW shows. While ‘Superman and Lois’ is currently in development, the show won’t spawn from any one particular series currently airing on the CW, although the characters have primarily existed as part of ‘Supergirl’ in the past.
Keep an eye out for more information on ‘Superman and Lois’ as the series gets closed to a potential pilot order with the CW.