Superman & Lois flies onto BBC One
James R | On 16, Nov 2021
The BBC has acquired the UK TV rights to premiere Superman & Lois.
The superhero series is a spin-off from The CW and CBS series Supergirl, which starred Melissa Benoist as the eponymous cousin of Superman. In Season 2, the show introduced Tyler Hoechlin as a guest star playing the Man of Steel – and now, he’s flying solo to get his own series opposite Elizabeth Tulloch, who reprises her role as Lois Lane, after also appearing in Supergirl.
After years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the pair will come face-to-face in the series 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.
In addition to Hoechlin and Tulloch, Superman & Lois also stars Jordan Elsass (Little Fires Everywhere), Alex Garfin, Erik Valdez (Graceland), Inde Navarette (13 Reasons Why), Wolé Parks (All American) and Adam Rayner (Mistresses) with Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage).
Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their teenage sons Jonathan (Elsass) and Jordan (Garfin) 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 Clark’s first love, Lana Lang-Cushing (Chriqui), a local loan officer, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Valdez).
The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious teenage daughter, Sarah (Navarette). Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’s father, General Samuel Lane (Walsh) 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 both a mysterious stranger (Parks) and impassioned self-made mogul Morgan Edge (Rayner) enter their lives.
Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, says: “Superman & Lois is an ambitious and involving new superhero series – one we are sure will intrigue and excite not just existing fans, but BBC viewers of all ages.”
The first season will begin on BBC One on Saturday 4th December, with all 15 episodes arriving on BBC iPlayer at the same time.
Superman and Lois is available on BBC iPlayer until December 2022