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Forget Superbabies, Superman & Lois Will Feature Superteens Instead

Meet the parents.
Meet the parents.
Image: The CW

Sorry if you were looking forward to seeing superpowered baby-raising shenanigans on the CW’s upcoming Superman & Lois spin-off series. The network just announced who’ll be playing the sons of Superman and Lois Lane, and it looks like the show will be leaning into teen drama instead. Well, it is the CW. What did you expect, really?

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The existence of the supersons—plural—was revealed at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths, and now Deadline has the scoop that up-and-comers Jordan Elass (Little Fires Everywhere) and Alexander Garfin (The Peanuts Movie) will play the teen sons of Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch).

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Per the trade: “Elsass’ Jonathan is clean-cut, modest, and kind-hearted, with an aw-shucks attitude that somehow doesn’t seem dated. Garfin’s Jordan is wildly intelligent, but his mercurial temperament and social anxiety limits his interactions with people, and consequently, Jordan prefers to spend most of his free time alone, playing video games.” That doesn’t explicitly mention either youth having superpowers, but you have to assume there’ll be some drama around those themes eventually.

Superman & Lois will be run by Todd Helbing (The Flash) with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns as executive producers. With the DC power couple’s kids finally cast, presumably, that means production is underway. Hopefully we’ll be hearing more about an airdate soon.


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The Left Hand of the Son of Coul

Like the new take on the Rebirth storyline.

https://www.primetimer.com/pilots/blog/the-cws-superman-lois-character-breakdown#.XjnAfA3LOM0.twitter

As the series opens, LOIS LANE is still working at the Daily Planet, but CLARK KENT has just been fired following a massive layoff plan at the journal. His father JONATHAN KENT is no longer with them, while his mother MARTHA KENT is living alone on the farm where he grew up in Smallville. They have twins, JONATHAN and JORDAN KENT, who are thirteen and very different — both physically and otherwise. Jonathan is the popular one, an all-star athlete who’s about to enter the Varsity team, while Jordan is more introverted, anxiety prone, and very much into computers and video games. They don’t know who their father really is... yet. And they may or may not have inherited his powers.

However, oof for Clark. Sad reality of the business unfortunately. In NYC we’ve lost two major news papers to an owner who is super corrupt as heck. (keep supporting local journalism and call out those who have no business running it)

https://gothamist.com/news/metro-new-york-staff-fired-without-severance-schneps-media-gobbles-more-local-news