‘Superman & Lois’ costs The CW $5 million per episode, sources say

The price tag for an entire season of "Superman & Lois" soars up, up, and away with an entire season costing nearly $75 million.

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“Superman & Lois” is possibly one of The CW’s most impactful shows currently on air. It’s also one of the most expensive, costing the network nearly $5 million per episode to make, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The high price tag for each episode, which goes towards all the usual things like actors, set decorators, special effects, etc., seems to be paying off quality wise. “Superman & Lois” is considered one of the most cinematic series on television. However, according to a CBR report, The CW lost $1 for every $2 made.

Said losses was a major reason for the brands shift to Nextar’s network of entertainment. With DC Studios beginning anew, and The Flash coming to a close after this year’s ninth season run, it seems The CW is ready to step away from Warner Bros. Discovery’s content.

James Gunn, one of the co-heads behind DC Studios, has previously stated that “Superman & Lois” has a few seasons left. Some state the series will probably come to an end in 2025 when “Superman: Legacy,” the movie said to start off the new DC cinematic universe, is predicted to hit theaters.

Superman and Lois season 2 ratings

“Superman & Lois” raked in nearly 1 million views per episode last season, falling behind only one other series on the network, “Walker.”

  • S2E1: “What Lies Beneath” – 1.09 million viewers
  • S2E2: “The Ties That Bind” – 1.10 million viewers
  • S2E3: “The Thing In The Mines” – 0.90 million viewers
  • S2E4: “The Inverse Method” – 0.78 million viewers
  • S2E5: “Girl… You’ll Be A Woman, Soon” – 0.79 million viewers
  • S2E6: “Tried and True” – 0.76 million viewers
  • S2E7: “Anti-Hero” – 0.77 million viewers
  • S2E8: “Into Oblivion” – 0.80 million viewers
  • S2E9: “30 Days and 30 Nights” – 0.68 million viewers
  • S2E10: “Bizarros In A Bizarro World” – 0.83 million viewers
  • S2E11: “Truth and Consequences” – 0.73 million viewers
  • S2E12: “Lies That Bind” – 0.71 million viewers
  • S2E13: “All is Lost” – 0.71 million viewers

Season 3 of ‘Superman & Lois’ set to air March 14

Season three of “Superman & Lois” opens weeks after Superman’s blowout defeat of Ally Allston. Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) are now working at the Smallville Gazette together and enjoying small town life. But the Kents’ romantic bliss only shines a light on how isolating “the secret” can be, as Chrissy (Sofia Hasmik) struggles to balance a new love interest and her friendship with Lois.

However, Lois’ own work-life balance is put to the test when an undercover assignment reveals a deadly foe that promises to change the Kent family forever. Superman would move heaven and earth for his family, but with a villain this merciless, even that might not be enough. 

Meanwhile, the Kent boys find themselves being pulled in opposite directions as Jordan (Alex Garfin) discovers what a superhero-identity really means and Jonathan (Michael Bishop) searches for purpose beyond the football field. Amid all this upheaval, John Henry (Wolé Parks) is haunted by his doppelgänger’s past, leading to dangerous consequences for him and Natalie (Tayler Buck).

Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Kyle (Erik Valdez) redefine their family post-separation, while Sarah (Inde Navarrette) explores what the future holds for her and Jordan now that she knows the truth about his powers.

Having learned the hard way that no one else can be trusted to work with Superman, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh) reclaims his post at the Department of Defense, only to face his own conflict in working with his grandson, Jordan.

Zack Benz

Zack Benz has been a fan of the Daily Planet since he was eight years old. The Daily Planet has always been a beacon of hope for him and it’s his life’s mission to make it shine in a similar light to so many around the world. Zack graduated with a degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2019.

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