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The first season of Superman & Lois premiered on The CW on February 23, 2021, with a two-hour event, and concluded on August 17, 2021. It was announced on January 14, 2020.[1]

The season aired on Tuesday nights at 9:00 PM following The Flash from March 2 to July 20, and DC's Stargirl for the remaining two episodes on August 10 and 17.

It arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on October 19, 2021.

Synopsis

"In SUPERMAN & LOIS, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane, come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society. Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan and Jordan could inherit their father's Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang, a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark's first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing. The adults aren't the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle's rebellious daughter, Sarah. Of course, there's never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment's notice. Meanwhile, Superman and Lois’ return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger enters their lives."[2]

Cast

Starring

Guest starring

Episodes

No. in series No. in season Episode title Written by Directed by Original airdate
1 1 "Pilot" Teleplay by: Todd Helbing
Story by: Greg Berlanti & Todd Helbing
Lee Toland Krieger February 23, 2021
2 2 "Heritage" Todd Helbing March 2, 2021
3 3 "The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower" Brent Fletcher Gregory Smith March 9, 2021
4 4 "Haywire" Michael Narducci James Bamford March 16, 2021
5 5 "The Best of Smallville" Story by: Todd Helbing
Teleplay by: Brent Fletcher & Nadria Tucker
Rachel Talalay March 23, 2021
6 6 "Broken Trust" Katie Aldrin Sudz Sutherland May 18, 2021
7 7 "Man of Steel" Jai Jamison David Ramsey May 25, 2021
8 8 "Holding the Wrench" Kristi Korzec Norma Bailey June 1, 2021
9 9 "Loyal Subjekts" Andrew N. Wong Eric Dean Seaton June 8, 2021
10 10 "O Mother, Where Art Thou?" Adam Mallinger Harry Jierjian June 15, 2021
11 11 "A Brief Reminiscence in-Between Cataclysmic Events" Brent Fletcher Gregory Smith June 22, 2021
12 12 "Through the Valley of Death" Katie Aldrin & Michael Narducci Alexandra La Roche July 13, 2021
13 13 "Fail-Safe" Jai Jamison & Kristi Korzec Ian Samoil July 20, 2021
14 14 "The Eradicator" Max Cunningham & Brent Fletcher Alexandra La Roche August 10, 2021
15 15 "Last Sons of Krypton" Story by: Kristi Korzec & Michael Narducci
Teleplay by: Brent Fletcher & Todd Helbing
Tom Cavanagh August 17, 2021

Production

Filming

Filming ran in Vancouver, Canada, from October 13, 2020, to May 1, 2021.[3]

Casting

On February 5, 2020, Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin were cast as Jonathan and Jordan Kent, respectively.[4]

On April 2, 2020, Dylan Walsh was cast in the series regular role of General Samuel Lane.[5]

On April 7, 2020, Emmanuelle Chiriqui was cast in the starring role of Lana Lang-Cushing.[6]

On April 8, 2020, Erik Valdez was cast as Kyle Cushing.[7]

On May 12, 2020, Wolé Parks was cast as a series regular, set to portray The Stranger.[8]

On May 13, 2020, 13 Reasons Why alum Inde Navarrette was cast as Sarah Cushing in a starring role.[9]

Reception

Critical response

Ratings

Trivia

  • The official logo for the series was revealed on May 14, 2020.[10]
  • There was supposed to be a crossover with Batwoman, which would have aired as a two-hour event on a Sunday in either March or April 2021.[11]
    • However, on January 14, 2021, it was announced that the crossover had been cancelled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]
  • During the season two premiere of Batwoman on January 17, 2021, it was revealed that the series premiere would air as a two-hour-long special event.[13]
  • On February 3, 2021, it was announced that the episode count had been increased by two episodes, bringing it from its original total of 13 to 15 episodes.[14]
  • On February 8, 2021, it was announced that the two-hour series premiere event of Superman & Lois would be broadcast on cable networks TBS and TNT on Saturday, February 27, four days after the official series premiere on The CW.[15]

Gallery

Promotional images

Videos

References

  1. "'Superman & Lois,' Jared Padalecki's 'Walker' Ordered Straight to Series at The CW" - The Hollywood Reporter
  2. "The CW 2020-21 Schedule: New Season Launching In January, ‘Supernatural’ Conclusion & Acquisitions In Fall" - Deadline
  3. "DGC BC PRODUCTION LIST" - Directors Guild of Canada
  4. "Superman & Lois - Sons Cast on New CW Show" - SpoilerTV
  5. "‘Superman & Lois’: Dylan Walsh To Co-Star As General Lane In the CW Series Based On DC Characters" - Deadline
  6. "‘Superman & Lois’: Emmanuelle Chriqui To Play Lana Lang In the CW Series Based On DC Characters" - Deadline
  7. "‘Superman & Lois’: Erik Valdez To Play Lana Lang’s Husband In the CW Series Based On DC Characters" - Deadline
  8. "‘Superman & Lois’: Wolé Parks To Play The Stranger In the CW Series Based On DC Characters" - Deadline
  9. "‘Superman & Lois’: Inde Navarrette To Play Sarah Cushing In the CW Series Based On DC Characters" - Deadline
  10. "CW 2020/21 New Shows Logo's / Social Media Artwork" - SpoilerTV
  11. "The next Arrowverse crossover may only span Superman & Lois and Batwoman" - Entertainment Weekly
  12. "Batwoman's Javicia Leslie Wants a 'Super Black' Arrowverse Crossover" - TVLine
  13. CW18Milwaukee (@CW18Milwaukee) on Twitter: "The ultimate power couple. Don't miss the 2-hour #SupermanAndLois premiere event -- featuring a 90-minute debut & 30 minute "Legacy of Hope" special -- Tuesday, February 23rd!"
  14. http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2021/02/03/the-cw-gives-early-renewals-to-12-current-series-for-next-season-430113/20210203cw01/
  15. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2021/02/08/the-cw-network-tbs-and-tbs-team-up-to-give-promotional-boost-to-new-series-superman-and-lois-and-go-big-show-116015/20210208cw02/
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