In a sudden, but very on-brand move for The CW, its newest super-series Superman And Lois has been given a second season and a place on the 2021-22 schedule. Given the network’s track record, the renewal was never really in question, but the show’s performance in ratings likely motivated the early decision. Last Tuesday, with the 90-minute premiere and the behind-the-scenes doc that followed it, The CW achieved its highest ratings it had seen in two years. (We figure without those numbers, it might have taken another full week for the show to be renewed.)
Mark Pedowitz, the man who has the worn-out “RENEW” button on his desk, says “The phenomenal multiplatform debut of Superman & Lois, which delivered for us in a big way on both a linear and streaming basis, is a testament to the creativity, hard work and dedication of the talented people who worked tirelessly in front of and behind the camera, especially in this challenging environment.”
Contrary to a belief held by some, The CW’s lineup of DC shows is not “winding down.” Yes, Black Lighting and Supergirl are going away (no, we still have no idea when the latter is going to show up again for that final season), but the network has other shows in development and one, Naomi, is currently shooting a pilot. They’re also considering a Black Lightning spinoff called Painkiller, of which a back-door pilot will air later in the season. Sadly, the network passed on a pitch for an Amazonian series called Wonder Girl.
Apologies, folks — we were sent material for Doom Patrol Season 3 weeks ago, but I did not want to look at it until I had watched the show. My instincts aren’t always correct, but they were this time — Doom Patrol turns out to be an excellent series and,
DC FanDome 2020 was such a success, WB is doing it for a second year. The return was announced last April, but it wasn’t revealed just what would be highlighted there. As of today, we know (and with the event less than two months away, it’s about time). The movies
Did you hear? The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer was leaked! It was a phone video of a phone video of a watermarked rough cut, and it was hard to make out, and….now it doesn’t matter. Sony released the trailer properly just a few dozen minutes ago. Speaking of leaks,
Crainia Games has just soft-launched an asymmetrical survival horror game with an unusual title: A Way To Be Dead. What is the specified way, anyway? In this game, it’s being chomped by the zombie doctor that’s out for your flesh. Trapped in his laboratory, the four survivors must fend off