Superman And Lois Has A Better Shot At Survival Than We Thought
We were bracing for the third season of Superman And Lois to be the last one. All circumstances seemed to point to it: the network it was on collapsing, the studio that was producing it rebooting, there was a WHOLE lot working against it. Why would it live?
But this morning, two things happened: one, James Gunn outlined his future vision for the DCU and carved out a specific space for shows and movies that would now be out of “canon” — calling them Elseworlds after DC’s long-time brand for imaginary stories. Second, Gunn and fellow studio head Peter Safran specifically said Superman And Lois would most likely be one of the shows to survive under such an umbrella. You can’t get more direct than that.
“It’s a show everybody likes, so it’s going to keep going for a little bit,” said Gunn. Safran added that “one or two more seasons” could be a good enough run.
The question is where those seasons will show up. Nexstar, the new owners of The CW, could take them, or they could want more golf instead. In that case, a speculative Season Four or Five for S&L could show up on a streaming service, but not necessarily HBO Max (you never know these days). Bottom line, it means more of Bitsie’s Lois, which is fine with us.
The third season of Superman and Lois is scheduled to begin March 14. It will have Chad L. Coleman as new villain Bruno Mannheim, Michael Cudlitz guest-starring at some point as Lex Luthor, and a brand-new Jonathan Kent because the original actor left.
When asked about Gotham Knights, neither Gunn nor Safran had any comment. Sounds about right.
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