CW's SUPERMAN AND LOIS show (TBD)
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I was waiting for this.

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Look, up in the sky, it's another Arrow-verse TV series in the works.

 

Superman & Lois, featuring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch reprising their roles as the title characters, is in development at The CW.

 

Produced by Greg Berlanti, former The Flash showrunner Todd Helbing will pen the -script and exec produce the potential series. The drama is described as revolving around the world's most famous super hero and comics' most famous journalist deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society. (Helbing stepped down as showrunner on The Flash in March to focus on development.)

 

Helbing will exec produce alongside Berlanti and his Warner Bros. TV-based Greg Berlanti Productions topper Sarah Schechter and DC's Geoff Johns. The drama is based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

 

Hoechlin was first cast as Superman back in 2016 and has appeared in multiple episodes of The CW's Arrow-verse, including Supergirl and has participated in the franchise's annual crossovers. Grimm grad Tulloch was cast in September 2018 and appeared in last year's crossover.

 

This is the second Arrow-verse spinoff in the works for the 2020-21 TV season. The CW is also readying a female-focused Arrow spinoff starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy as the network is prepping for the next wave of its DC Comics franchise.

 

The Arrow-verse has become a network-defining brand for The CW, with The Flash ranking as its most-watched original series. The network is saying goodbye to the Arrow this season as it just launched Ruby Rose vehicle Batwoman (which last week earned an additional nine-episode order).

The development deal also arrives as The CW president Mark Pedowitz has been open about entering what he called the "next generation" of his DC shows. The younger-skewing network's current roster includes The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Black Lightning. 

 

The decision to revisit Superman (and Lois) also comes nearly a decade after the former WB Network-turned-CW told Clark Kent's origin story in Smallville, which ran for a decade.

 

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43 minutes ago, The Brain said:

Are we reaching the point of total saturation????

Wait until Disney+ lands soon.

Wandavision

Falcon & Winter Soldier

Hawkeye

Loki

War Machine

What If?

Ms. Marvel

She-Hulk

Moon Knight

Then we can talk about 'slammed'.

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Just now, @therealsilvermane said:

Make Mine Marvel

It's not a 'DC vs Marvel' thing, Marvel Muggle.

Between CW and Disney+ the airwaves will be slammed.

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6 minutes ago, Bosco685 said:

It's not a 'DC vs Marvel' thing, Marvel Muggle.

Between CW and Disney+ the airwaves will be slammed.

I'm thinking everyone who ordered Disney Plus, though, got it mostly because of the Marvel shows. Like myself.

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Just now, @therealsilvermane said:

 

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Oh, and you definitely don't absorb 'it'.

:baiting: :insane:

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1 minute ago, @therealsilvermane said:

I'm thinking everyone who ordered Disney Plus, though, got it mostly because of the Marvel shows. Like myself.

That's why the Disney+ enrollments. Just the Marvel properties. Ignore Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographics and Disney Entertainment properties.

doh!

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5 minutes ago, Bosco685 said:

Oh, and you definitely don't absorb 'it'.

:baiting: :insane:

Especially DC

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1 minute ago, @therealsilvermane said:

Especially DC

Your loss. Others have more entertainment rationale without the bias.

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7 minutes ago, Bosco685 said:

That's why the Disney+ enrollments. Just the Marvel properties. Ignore Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographics and Disney Entertainment properties.

doh!

Like 10 announced Disney+ MCU series  vs two announced Star Wars series. I didn't do any polling but I'm thinking the MCU content is the major draw for Disney+.

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5 minutes ago, Bosco685 said:

Your loss. Others have more entertainment rationale without the bias.

I only have room in my brain/schedule for ONE comic book expanded universe franchise. If DC keeps putting out quality one shot movies like Joker, then I can handle that.

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Just now, @therealsilvermane said:

Like 10 announced Disney+ MCU series  vs two announced Star Wars series. I didn't do any polling but I'm thinking the MCU content is the major draw for Disney+.

And Disney spent that $71.3 billion on Fox to rejoin all the Marvel properties it owned. Genius!

:insane:

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The superman uniform they are going to use as part of the new show.

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Superman & Lois Reportedly Going Straight to Series Production After Coronavirus Delay

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With concerns about the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 continuing, so have the impacts the pandemic has had on the entertainment industry. Over the last several days, movie releases have been delayed, production on various film and television projects have been halted, and large gatherings such as conventions have been cancelled or delayed in the effort to halt the spread of the outbreak. While the long-term impact the shutdowns will have remains a bit of a mystery, for new series that were set to head into pilot production, that may now shift straight to series production instead -- including The CW's Superman & Lois.

 

A new report from Deadline indicates that the Arrowverse spinoff series may end up going straight to series production once the coronavirus delays have ended.

 

"A number of them, including Call Me Kat, The Big Sky and Superman & Lois, were planning to film a pilot episode during pilot season, take a break to assess it before starting series production," the report notes. "I hear most of the shows will now go straight to series production."

 

This is a pretty big shift for those series. Just last week, Elizabeth Tulloch took to social media to share the cover photo of the Superman & Lois pilot -script as production on the pilot was scheduled to begin later this month. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it's possible that won't play out quite as planned. As is, production on The Flash as well as Riverdale -- which both film in Vancouver -- have both been halted.

 

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THE “BUNYAN” FAMILY IN SUPERMAN & LOIS
 

While Clark is already happily married with Lois, the series will feature another iconic Superman character that goes back to the hero’s teenage years. Primetimer revealed that Lana Lang is set to appear in the series, with the character “Sally Bunyan” most likely being a cover name for her in the casting calls.

 

With the production looking to cast a diverse 35-39 year old actress, “Sally” is described as a loan officer at a bank who is married to “Kyle Bunyan” and has two daughters, 16-year-old “Sarah” and 8-year-old “Sophie.” The casting description notes that they are looking for these series regular roles to be portrayed by “diverse” actors.

 

“Sally’s” life takes a turn when she reconnects with her high school boyfriend, which in turn is another straining factor in her marriage to “Kyle.” On the subject of her husband, the casting department is looking for a diverse actor between 35 and 39 to play “Kyle”, a fire station chief who has basically become a hero in his own right to the town. Described as being an alcoholic who has seen a lot of darkness in humanity, “Kyle” has some problematic attitude issues that affect those around him.

 

“Sarah” is a gifted, popular teenage girl who is keeping some dark secrets that she only begins to reveal when she begins a relationship with a certain boy. “Sophie” is described as a young girl who tends to embarrass her family. Based on these details, it sounds like the “Bunyan” family will have quite the stories to tell in the show.

 

IS IT A BIRD? IS IT A PLANE? IT’S RECASTING TIME!

 

Glenn Morshower played General Samuel Lane, the father of Lois and Lucy Lane, in the first season of Supergirl. He hasn’t been seen since the series moved from CBS to The CW, and don’t expect to see him back for Superman & Lois. The spinoff is looking to recast the part, which will be in a series regular capacity.

 

They’re looking for a Caucasian actor in his 60s to play Samuel, a serious Army General whose main mission is to protect the United States of America as well as the world from any threats, whether it comes from on or off Earth. Anyone who works for or together with him is expected to performing 110% no matter what.

 

TWO POTENTIAL MYSTERY FOES

 

One of the characters that Primetimer revealed would be showing up is DC foe Morgan Edge, who has already been played by Adrian Pasdar on Supergirl. However, it appears this character is also getting recast as the series regular role “Sabastien Saint”, sounds 100% like Morgan.

 

Looking for an actor in his 40s of any ethnicity, “Sabastian” is a smart, forceful and intense billionaire who has for some reason continued to succeed. “Sabastien’s” natural gift to drive can benefit others while it can become someone’s hell. Should this indeed be Morgan, then that makes it for a perfect antagonist for Lois and Clark.

 

However, it looks like Superman & Lois will have an even more dangerous villain. The final series regular part they’re looking for is “Ryan Simmons”, a diverse male in his late 20s or early 30s. Teased as being a man who has lost everything that he holds dear in life, “Ryan’s” sole purpose now is to go after everyone who is responsible for destroying his life battling with appeasing his inner rage that is getting worse.

 

This might be “The Stranger” role that Primetimer was referencing in their report. While there is no DC character that goes by “The Stranger” directly – though there is the Phantom Stranger – it’s most likely going to turn out to be someone from the canon whenever his identity is revealed.

 

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Lois and Clark back in the '90s was phenomenal - absolutely amazing.

Hopefully this can be better than Krypton, tho.

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