“Superman & Lois” will not have to go through the pilot process after the CW ordered a full season of the new series joining the ‘Arrowverse’ lineup…
“Superman & Lois” have found a home on the CW.
After initially ordering a pilot for the spinoff series featuring Tyler Hoechlin as the Man of Steel and Elizabeth Tulloch as his wife and intrepid reporter Lois Lane, the CW has instead opted to go ahead and give the show a full season order for the 2020-2021 season.
It’s a rare move as the CW typically orders a pilot before actually giving a show a full series order but it appears the network was happy with the prospects of what would become “Superman & Lois” before the first episode was finished.
Hoechlin and Tulloch have appeared primarily in “Supergirl” but most recently played a part in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover that just wrapped up last week on the CW.
The CW has become home to numerous DC Comics based series including “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Batwoman,” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” The first series that helped launch all the others — “Arrow” — will come to an end this year, which obviously prompted the network to continue building their legion of superhero shows.
There’s no exact timeline when “Superman & Lois” will debut but the show will begin moving towards finding a showrunner, writers and more now that a full series order has been placed.
In addition to “Superman & Lois,” the CW also gave a full series order to “Walker” starring Jared Padalecki, who is just about to wrap up his 15th season on “Supernatural” as that long running show comes to an end in 2020. “Walker” is a reimagining of “Walker: Texas Ranger,” which starred Chuck Norris and ran for 8 seasons on CBS.