The Boys star Jack Quaid cast as Superman in new animated series

Jack Quaid will voice the Man of Steel in Cartoon Network and HBO Max’s My Adventures with Superman

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In Amazon Prime Video’s superhero series The Boys, Jack Quaid portrays one of the non-superpowered characters. But in his upcoming TV show, the actor is playing the titular superhero role.

Earlier today, WarnerMedia officially announced My Adventures with Superman, a new animated series that will air on Cartoon Network and stream on HBO Max. Quaid will voice the Man of Steel in the show, which is especially interesting because the actor’s The Boys character, Hughie, is a member of a group who goes after a dark version of Superman called Homelander.

Described as a “serialized coming-of-age story”, My Adventures with Superman will follow Clark Kent as he embraces his role as Metropolis’ hero and Lois Lane as she grows into the role of star investigative journalist. The series will see Clark and Lois falling in love, sharing adventures, and taking down bad guys all while stumbling over secrets and discovering what it means to be Superman and Lois Lane.

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Clark Kent and Lois Lane, along with Jimmy Olsen, in My Adventures with Superman

In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Quaid, who is also the voice of Ensign Brad Boimler in Paramount+’s animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks, was asked what it’s been like to go back and forth between his three TV shows with different narrative tones.

“I love it. It is a challenge, but I see it mostly as an opportunity, not even an opportunity, just I get to be able to play in all of these different universes,” Quaid shared. “I mean, the fact that I’m in Star Trek, and Superman, and this crazy messed up universe where superheroes are real and are drugged from birth to become superhuman. That’s insane. I love playing around with the different tones. This is what you always want as an actor is just to be able to play.”

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Ensign Brad Boimler in Paramount+’s Star Trek: Lower Decks

Quaid noted that playing Superman, “a character who’s super altruistic” and “pure,” is a “gift”, before emphasizing that “it’s a gift to be able to play around in these different worlds. … I feel very lucky.”

My Adventures with Superman doesn’t have a release date yet. The same is the case for The Boys season 3, which could possibly return in the late summer or early fall. Season 2 of Star Trek: Lower Decks, meanwhile, is set to premiere on Paramount+ in August 2021.

Source: ComicBook.com