Smallville Season 8: Less Krypton, More Superman

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:00 am,

smallville season 8 cast Smallville Season 8: Less Krypton, More Superman

From SyFy Portal come some minorly spoilerish details about Smallville‘s 8th and final (thank goodness!) season.

Producer Darren Swimmer says that there will be less looking backward and more moving forward regarding the Superman mythos. Since this is the final season of Smallville they’re going to be concentrating on Clark Kent’s transition to the iconic superhero.

Swimmer says:

“I think we’re moving away from the Kryptonian story, last year we focused a lot on that and aspects of Clark’s past. Clark can’t escape his Kryptonian roots and that’s definitely going to come back and haunt him this season, but this year will be more about moving forward with his destiny as becoming Superman in a way that we’ve never done before.”

Barely appearing in the final season will be Laura Vandervoort, who played Clark’s cousin Kara (aka Supergirl) and of course Michael Rosenbaum and Kristen Kreuk are off the show (although I would guess they’ll probably have an appearance or two in cameo roles). On the other hand fan favorite Justin Hartley who plays Oliver Queen/Green Arrow will become a regular on the series.

I for one am very glad that the Lana character has been written off the show – that Clark/Lana thing was getting seriously old. Plus they turned her into a Machiavellian character that just didn’t really work.

They’ll be concentrating on Clark (Tom Welling), Lois (Erica Durance) and Chloe (Allison Mack). Chloe’s powers will be changing/evolving and Jimmy will have a difficult time adjusting.

No word on whether they’ll be breaking their outdated “no flights” policy, but there will be recognition by Clark that if he is to be able to fulfill his destiny as a hero he will have to resort to a dual identity.

Who knows? Perhaps under the “new management” they’ll manage to improve the show from it’s recent slide in quality and have it end on a high note.

Smallville returns to The CW on September 18th.

Source: SyFy Portal

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  1. No dude – March 5th is the next new episode!

    I think they just put in an old one to fill the gap between the crappy Lana story line and the new hopefully Lois one.


  2. I don’t know but I heard that this is the Final season of Smallville and it should because this series is becoming worse and worse. A ninth season would be a huge waste of time and money…YOU HEAR THAT ALL the SMALLVILLE CREW (except the actors)YOU ALL SUCK!!!!! YOU ALL SHOULD NEVER GET HIRED TO DEVELOP A SERIES EVER AGAIN!!!!! YOU RUINED A GOOD ONE!

  3. austin,
    It was just announced that smallville will continue to season 9….And please refrain from ever posting here again…….Smallville is a great show, and yes, maybe the last couple seasons have not been the best, but this season has been great and it still has 8 episodes remaining in season 8….@$#%$%#%!!!!!

  4. Hi again,

    The reruns are normal but continues. Why it’s decided begin from specific rerun I assume is weekly timing. But time flies and I’m looking forward to continued 8th season in March. I almost thought too 8th was finished…


  5. Hahahahahaha you think this season is great when they give Lana powers and Lex Luthor is out of the picture and Clark doesn’t know how to fly yet? LOL!!! You’re funny!

  6. With the exception of Lana coming back the season has been pretty good. And Clark is going to fly this season…..there have been too many hints made by the writers and producers to not let him fly this season…..One thing that is great about smallville is that it is it’s own story….it doesn’t follow the superman mythology perfectly and that makes it interesting….I do agree Lana has been overplayed and is slowing down Clark’s transition to Superman…I’ve made that comment a thousand times..

  7. Well, that’s what pisses me off of these past seasons. They have created they’re own story of superman but they have made such a mess that they don’t have a clue how to end it. It would’ve been much nicer and much more organized if Clark would’ve become Superman as soon as he discovered the fortress and these past seasons would’ve been his first years as Superman but the series is a whole mess right now…reminds me so much of the disaster made on Charmed.

  8. Austin, I agree with you Dude, Thursday episode was such a mess to follow, it was confusing to say the least. Can you imagine, Zode wife inside of Lois body creating a confused story for any person to follow. Lois coming back to the farm to live with with Clark. It also reveal that Chloe still control by Breniac. This season has been one big mess ever. Let’s hope, that season 9th will star with better introduction. I long to see Clark fly like everyone hoping to see. Otho 2/28/09

  9. Thank you. I don’t hate the show because it used to be one of my favorites and I really like the action but I’m pissed of the mess they have made, it’s terrible. I hope that the series ends with this season because season nine is going to be worse than this one, I guarantee it. A great series is not great because it has more than 10 season, is great because of the story. For example, Avatar: The Last Airbender lasted three seasons but it has been one of the best series I have ever seen in my whole life because the story was amazing and everything was very organized and detailed and there was a deep connection with all of the characters. Maybe if the writers would’ve put their focus on the story than extending their contracts, the series would’ve end with a bang. From where this series is going I don’t think is going to end well. Thank you for agreeing with me because I know that I’m not the only one who feels this way about Smallville.

  10. Come on guys – even the first few series had things that were unbelievable and we as the audience had to take with a pinch of salt (well maybe a super portioned pinch!)

    Yes, Smallville is messy and yes Lana coming back was as stupid as Terminator 3 but that’s TV shows for you right? and I really think there is hope for the next few episodes. Season 9 HAS to be the Superman transition – it just has to be.

    I HATE the Lana storyline but I think she needs to come back one last time (or be mentioned) to be stripped of her powers. Us fans can’t live knowing someone out there is stronger than Superman – kind of takes the Super out of all of it.

  11. Sorry – Terminator 3 was not a TV show but it sure felt like a bloomin sitcom!


  12. I wish every1 would stop man if u guys don’t care 4 what’s going on then don’t watch.But myself I’m just glad that we keep seeing every1 and hope that we get a season of Tom as SUPERMAN if u r tru fans just b glad that superman is on tv

  13. Pleeease! The series was great like in its first five seasons but now is just embarassing. This proves that the writers at The CW are the worst writers ever! And besides if you don’t like the comments on this website, don’t visit this website at all. Just keep watching those pathetic episodes of Smallville and keep lying to yourself if that makes you happy.

  14. We are so excited :D

  15. Vic:
    If is true about the above article about what Swimmer says, the we will and interesting season coming up starting on September 18th to say the least. So, I take it that season 10 will start on Sept. 18th.

  16. Sounds good to me. I can wait this first time as I am generally impatient for the re runs. Time for me this yr is actually too fast. Spring zipped by and I’m not near enjoying summer yet but will soon. All this will prepare for my fave Smallville new season!


  17. Richard, Roxane, Ulla and Vic:
    I have a HD TV & a HD DVR, but does no record old series of Smallville. Now, I am really happy because I can record starting Sept. 18th the season 10 of Smallville. Looking forward in seen Tom Welling in Super Action with you7 Guys.

  18. Guys: I understand that Smallville will start CW Thursday Sept.
    25th at 8:00 PM. I’m looking forward along with you Guys for the new season to continue. Otho

  19. Sorry, you understood wrong….Smallville has changed to Fridays on the CW……check

  20. Scottgia: Thank you for the correction, I will make a note of it and change the settings on my DVR for the on time recording. Q-each Friday at 8:00PM. Otho

  21. Don’t want you to miss the season premiere……looking forward to it.

  22. its good Lex’s outta the picture but i do agree,Lana needs to be stripped of her powers,by Clark(especially).so what if he flies,does that end the season?