Arrowverse fans have to wait until the start of next year to see the series premiere of The CW’s Superman & Lois.
The network announced on Thursday that the new superhero show, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in the title roles, will debut in January 2021 and will air on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET, following the seventh season of The Flash.
While The CW has yet to announce an exact release date, the network did make the waiting less arduous for fans by unveiling the series’ first official poster featuring Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane standing next to each other, with the cityscape of Metropolis serving as their background.
Though the poster suggests that most of the series will take place in Metropolis, a newly released synopsis for the series reveals that majority of the show’s first season will actually be set in Smallville.
Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez). Clark and Lois aren’t the only ones reconnecting with old friends in Smallville though, as the couple’s sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin) are also reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette). The Kents are doing fine in Smallville until a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks) surfaces and turns their lives upside down.
Aside from dealing with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Lastly, with Lois’ father being General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh), Clark is also left with no choice but to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice.
Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.