Superman and Lois, which premiered Feb. 23, 2021 on The CW, has been renewed for a new season after the show was very positively received by both the fans and critics on its premiere. The CW newest instalment started strong with a 90-minute series premiere and gave the network its most-watched primetime night since Jan. 29, 2019.
It also had the largest day-one streaming audience for a new series in its history bringing in about 1.7 million viewers, which might as well be the driving decision for the renewal. The show follows a married Lois Lane and Clark Kent almost 14 years into parenthood and explores the struggles of life. The premiere was perfectly shot, written and acted.
“The core of the show is rooted in this family and their struggles,” said Lois Lane actress Elizibeth Tulloch in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“We’re going to explore stories that haven’t been told in a way that they haven’t been told before,”said Todd Helbing, the creator of one of The CW’s staple shows “The Flash.” “So the fans can see the life of the Man of Steel through a new lens.”
After years of facing supervillains, monsters and alien invaders, the world’s most famous superhero, the Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) and comic books’ famed journalist Lois Lane (Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch) come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever –– dealing with being working parents in today’s society.
Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois worry about whether their sons, Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alex Garfin), 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) and her Fire Chief husband, Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez). 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). Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, Gen. Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh) looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice.
“Superman and Lois” will be produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter with Todd Helbing executive producing. Gregory Smith from Everwood will be Supervising Producer/Director and airs on The CW every Tuesday 9/8pm central and streams free next day for free on The CW app and website.