The hit 90s take on Superman, “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” makes its triumphant return to a streaming network after its previous platform, DC Universe, switched to a comic centric outlet last year.
All 87 episodes are now available to stream on HBO Max starting Aug. 3, 2021.
“Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” stars Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher as the titular couple. The series aired on ABC from Sep. 12, 1993, to June 14, 1997, coincidentally ending two days after what would become “Superman Day” (June 12), which was popularized in 2013 for the debut of Director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.”
The series starts at the dawn of Superman’s career and explores the heroes early adventures with famed Daily Planet reporter, Lois Lane.
As time went on, Lois and Clark developed a budding relationship. The series brought attention to the confusing love triangle between Lois, Clark and Superman. A take that has since dissolved.
In the bullpen of the Daily Planet building, Clark and Lois’ relationship grew from admiration and flourished into love. Taking inspiration from the 90’s DC Comics Superman titles, the show popularized Lois and Clark’s relationship. It also gave a new dynamic to the love triangle Lois found herself ensnared in when it came to Clark Kent and his alter ego, Superman.
Utilizing the Planet’s resources, the influential reporting team of Lane and Kent exposed corruption and constantly brought the truth to light.
The show was developed for television by Deborah Joy LeVine and loosely followed the modern origin of Superman, established by writer John Byrne, in which Clark Kent is the true personality and Superman a disguise.
“Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards.
The series stars Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane, Lane Smith as Perry White, Michael Landes as Jimmy Olsen (season one), Justin Whalin as Jimmy Olsen (season two, three and four), Eddie Jones as Jonathan Kent, K Callan as Martha Kent, John Shea as Lex Luthor and Tracy Scoggins as Cat Grant.