One of the best things to come out of 2018’s really enjoyable Arrowverse crossover was seeing Elizabeth Tulloch take on the role of Lois Lane and get some expanded time with Tyler Hoechlin, who had taken on the role earlier in 2016 as Warner Bros. loosened its grip on the character for the TV side.
With the pair also being involved in this current Crisis storyline that just wrapped up, we learned last fall that The CW is developing a new project with Superman & Lois for the fall 2020 season. The usual names are involved with Todd Helbing and Greg Berlanti with Helbing writing the pilot for the potential next hourlong drama.
That wasn’t a surprise because we have Arrow wrapping up in two weeks and while the shows are not long in the tooth, The CW is being aware that one or two may wrap up in the next couple of years depending on a range of factors. And with a wide range of characters to work with, they’ve got plenty to dig into. While the normal process is pilot order and then a series order, The CW has given Superman & Lois a straight to series order since we know how the actors/characters work and fan interest. The series is still expected for the fall 2020 season but no length was revealed for it.
The official description was given with: “SUPERMAN & LOIS stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as the world’s most famous Super Hero 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 Super Hero 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, Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.”
Plot Concept: Superman & Lois revolves around the world’s most famous Super Hero 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.