The CW is moving its Superman & Lois reboot out of development and is officially giving it a series order. The network’s extremely popular Arrowverse franchise — includes The Flash, Supergirl, and Batwoman — is poised to start fresh once the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover sets new story arcs in motion on each show. As such, the Superman & Lois reboot will not only bring the very iconic hero of Superman back to TV screens everywhere but will also help usher in the new Arrowverse direction.
According to Variety, the CW has officially ordered both the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot starring Jared Padalecki and the Superman & Lois reboot to series, moving it out of the development stage it was in as far back as October 2019. This series order means Superman & Lois will shoot a pilot in the spring and get it ready to show at the network’s upfront presentation which is set to happen sometime in May. Currently, Superman & Lois is still in the script stage.
The rebooted series will see the return of Hoechlin as Superman and Tulloch as Lois Lane, “the world’s most famous supe 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.” Hoechlin first appeared as Superman on Supergirl before reprising his character on Crisis. This will technically be Tulloch’s second appearance as Lois following her debut as the intrepid journalist during the Crisis crossover. As far as we can tell right now, Superman & Lois will be its own series and not a spinoff of, say, Supergirl. It’s also unclear at this point in its development where the show will crossover with Supergirl or other Arrowverse shows.
Back in October, Hoechlin seemed to make a semi-vague post about his and Tulloch’s work on the Superman & Lois reboot on Instagram. In the photo slideshow post, Hoechlin shared photos of he and Tulloch on set and in costume while name-checking Greg Berlanti, one of the show’s executive producers and the key Arrowverse overseer. In a lengthy caption, Hoechlin expressed his excitement about getting to work with Tulloch, Berlanti, and the CW team and gave a shoutout to arguably the most iconic Superman and Lois duo, the late Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder.
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I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to tell this story, that for now shall remain a secret. But I’ve been blessed with nothing less than the most wonderful people to do it alongside of. I couldn’t ask for a better partner than @BitsieTulloch in all of this. I’ve already learned so much from her and I know that won’t stop anytime soon. So thank you @gberlanti and everyone else who brought her in as our Lois Lane. All the people behind the scenes care so much about these characters and their lives and the parts to which we’ll be speaking about, it gives me great comfort to know that they’ll steer us in the right direction. Thank you to everyone that said “yes” to this project (Warner Brothers, DC, CW). We won’t let you down. It’s going to be a grand adventure. Can’t wait to get to work! P.S. I had no idea this picture existed when someone grabbed the shot of Bitsie and I on the monitor, and I just noticed today the resemblance of my expression to that of Mr. Reeves. Had to share. Hope we make something he would be proud of. Up, up!