CW sets “Super Tuesday” with 90-minute ‘Superman’

(S&L premieres in 90-minutes)

The CW Network announced today a “Super” Tuesday event on Tuesday, February 23 with the entire night dedicated to its new series Superman & Lois.

The night of heroics kicks off with an expanded 90-minute series premiere of Superman & Lois (8:00-9:30pm ET/PT), immediately followed by a brand new special, Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope (9:30 – 10:00pm ET/PT).

In the new series, 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 (Tyler Hoechlin, Teen Wolf) and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, Grimm), 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 (Jordan Elsass, Little Fires Everywhere) and  Jordan (Alexander Garfin, The Peanuts Movie) 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 (Emmanuelle Chriqui, Entourage), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez, Graceland). 

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 (Inde Navarrette, Wander Darkly).  Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a super, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh, Nip/Tuck) 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 (Wolé Parks, All American) enters their lives.  


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What’s super about the trailer is its color palette which resembles Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel more than any other CW show. It has an almost big screen feel to it which we love.

Immediately following the series premiere of Superman & Lois. The CW takes fan behind the scenes with the brand new special Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope with sneak peeks and interviews from the cast of the new series, plus special guests discussing the legacy of the Man of Steel.

The Flash season premiere will move one week later, now airing Tuesday, March 2 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), as Superman & Lois shifts to its regularly scheduled time period (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois is developed by Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing, who serve as executive producers of the series with Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. Todd Helbing wrote the teleplay for the first episode, based on a story by Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing. Lee Toland Krieger executive produced and directed the first episode. 

Superman & Lois is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

SOURCE: The CW

The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor.

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