Next February, Superman will be getting his first live-action TV series since the 90s — and he’ll be sharing top billing with his main squeeze (which is also what happened last time). But unlike ABC’s Lois & Clark, Superman And Lois will focus on the life of a slightly older couple, living in Smallville and raising two boys.
Today The CW gave us our first real look at the series in a one-minute trailer. Until now it’s all been press shoots and costume reveals, but now finally we can see some clips — wait, who brought the fog machine? I can only make out stock poses! CURSES! This is the work of Lex, isn’t it??
So yeah, it’s just a bunch of abstract images and symbolic CGI while Supes gives a pretty speech. That’s kind of a letdown. The most it does is gives us a glimpse of what Superman & Lois’s teenage sons look like…they were babies the last time we saw them, but the Crisis event in 2019 did something weird to the universe so they’re now teenagers. It’s the Soap Opera Effect.
Jonathan and Jordan are played by Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin respectively, and they’ll be developing powers of their own, though we still don’t know if they’ll be exactly like Superman’s or different. Lana Lang is also part of the cast…played this time by Emmanuelle Chriqui, she works as a loan officer in Smallville and she married a fireman named Kyle (Erik Valdez).
One flying alien enters, another exits: Supeman And Lois will begin its first season on February 23; Supergirl will start its final season shortly thereafter.