The CW‘s Superman & Lois released a new promo clip, showing that even superhero families struggle with sticking together when secrets are being kept amongst one another.
Superman & Lois‘ latest trailer opens with Lois Lane reminding Clark Kent that “it’s more dangerous” if their sons don’t know their father’s real identity. Shortly after, the audience sees Clark convincing his two teenage sons — who don’t believe he’s really Superman — by taking off his glasses, lifting up a truck in the air and hovering above their shocked faces.
Quickly, their sons Jonathan and Jordan go from bafflement to anger, realizing that their parents have been lying to them for a long time about what their father does and where he goes and the danger that comes with both. In a voiceover, we hear Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane, telling Clark he made the wrong choice. “It’ll tear your family apart,” he says.
The trailer ends with Clark Kent revealing that the move to Smallville was to keep his family together, not apart — but he worries about “abandoning the world.” Lois says, “The world will always need Superman, but right now, this family needs you more.”
Superman & Lois‘ Season 1, Episode 1, synopsis reads,
In SUPERMAN & LOIS, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin, “Teen Wolf”) and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, “Grimm”), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.
Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass, “Little Fires Everywhere”) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin, “The Peanuts Movie”) could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui, “Entourage”), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez, “Graceland”).
The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette, “Wander Darkly”). Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh, “Nip/Tuck”) looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice. Meanwhile, Superman and Lois’ return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when both a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks, “All American”) and impassioned self-made mogul Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner, “Tyrant”) enter their lives. (#101).
The episode was directed by Lee Toland Krieger and Todd Helbing wrote the teleplay for the first episode, based on a story by Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing. Original airdate 2/23/2021.
Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Dylan Walsh, Alex Garfin, Jordan Elsass, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Inde Navarrette and Wolé Parks. The series premieres Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.