Tyler Hoechlin is thankful to all the companies for giving the go ahead on the upcoming Superman spinoff. This spinoff of Supergirl was recently revealed, and will reportedly be titled Superman & Lois.
It has been a long time since Superman starred in his own show. In 2015, CBS launched Supergirl, a program about Superman's cousin. While the Man of Steel didn't fully appear in season one, he was mentioned. Most fans didn't expect an actual appearance, but that changed in season 2 when the show switched over to The CW. The season premiere featured Hoechlin as Superman, and he was well-received by critics and fans. Superman would also lend a helping hand in the Elseworlds Arrowverse crossover. Hoechlin will be reprising the role in Crisis on Infinite Earths. Those worried that would be it for seeing Hoechlin as Superman can rest easy. Hoechlin is getting his own show, and the actor is thankful for the greenlight.
Tyler Hoechlin posted a lengthy Instagram post, thanking Warner Bros., The CW, and DC for allowing a Superman spinoff show to be given a chance. The actor also mentions the joy of working alongside Elizabeth Tulloch, who portrays Lois Lane. Check out the post below.
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I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to tell this story, that for now shall remain a secret. But I’ve been blessed with nothing less than the most wonderful people to do it alongside of. I couldn’t ask for a better partner than @BitsieTulloch in all of this. I’ve already learned so much from her and I know that won’t stop anytime soon. So thank you @gberlanti and everyone else who brought her in as our Lois Lane. All the people behind the scenes care so much about these characters and their lives and the parts to which we’ll be speaking about, it gives me great comfort to know that they’ll steer us in the right direction. Thank you to everyone that said “yes” to this project (Warner Brothers, DC, CW). We won’t let you down. It’s going to be a grand adventure. Can’t wait to get to work! P.S. I had no idea this picture existed when someone grabbed the shot of Bitsie and I on the monitor, and I just noticed today the resemblance of my expression to that of Mr. Reeves. Had to share. Hope we make something he would be proud of. Up, up!
Many fans are likely discussing how the show's storyline will play out. Although Hoechlin is being secretive, the report stated the show will deal with Superman and Lois as working parents. This indicates raising a child will be a primary focus. In the Rebirth comic book relaunch, the Superman comics dealt with Jonathan Kent, the son of Clark and Lois. Perhaps the show could take some ideas from these comics, but nothing is confirmed yet one way or the other.
Although there are so many unrevealed specifics and no official word from The CW on a premiere date, Superman & Lois is already an extremely anticipated show. Despite Arrow ending with its current season, the Arrowverse appears to be stronger than ever and is forging ahead with new content. With how popular Superman is worldwide, there's a solid chance a show with him as the focus could bring the highest ratings for The CW. Of course, there is no premiere date yet, so fans shouldn't expect to see the show for a little while. First, Superman will be involved in Crisis on Infinite Earths, and not just Hoechlin's character. It will certainly be interesting if the event directly sets up Superman & Lois in any way.
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