A Superman & Lois Arrowverse spinoff TV show is in the works at The CW, with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch set to reprise their roles.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The CW is adding another show to the Arrowverse. The network is developing Superman and Lois Lane, with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in the title roles. The series will follow “the world’s most famous superhero and comics’ most famous journalist deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society,” which implies the inclusion of their Super Son, Jon Kent.
Former The Flash showrunner Todd Helbing will write and executive produce Superman & Lois, while Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns are also on board as EPs. Earlier this month, FandomWire reported a Superman TV show was being developed but its future would depend on how Hoechlin and Tulloch are received in Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Hoechlin made his Arrowverse debut on Supergirl in back in the Season 2 premiere, which aired in 2016. He has appeared in only a handful of episodes since, including last year’s Arrowverse crossover “Elseworlds.” He is slated to return for “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” this year’s major event. The series will likely spin out of the upcoming crossover.
Unlike Hoechlin, Tulloch didn’t arrive until “Elseworlds” in 2018. She introduced Lois Lane to the Arrowverse in the crossover, where the character announced she was pregnant with Superman’s child. The couple decided to move to Argo City for a while to ride out the pregnancy in the safest way possible for Lois. Their child has not yet made their Arrowverse debut, but that may change in “Crisis.”
Superman & Lois Lane is far from The CW’s first foray into the Man of Steel. The network was also home to Smallville, which explored the time before Clark Kent became Superman. That series ran from 2001 to 2001, making it almost a decade since the Last Son of Krypton had his own show on the network.
The CW’s Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. The new Arrowverse series is expected to debut during the 2020-21 TV season.