The CW is shaking things up, and we’re still in January. The network decided to give the newbie show on the block, Superman & Lois a supersized premiere, pushing back The Flash season seven premiere to the following week.
According to Deadline, The CW will expand the Superman & Lois series premiere to 90 minutes, followed by a half-hour special, Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope. Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope will feature sneak peeks and interviews with the cast of the new series, as well as special guests discussing the legacy of the Man of Steel.
RETURN TO SIMPLER TIMES
Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch return as Clark Kent, aka Superman, and reporter Lois Lane. The two recently became parents during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. When the Crisis was over, their little family had grown. Now Clark and Lois have their own show, dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Superman & Lois is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Clark and Lois are moving to Smallville to handle some family business. Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin play the Kent sons Jonathan and Jordan. Emmanuelle Chriqui brings another familiar name to life, Lana Lang. Lana also lives in Smallville with her husband, Fire Chief Kyle Cushing, played by Erik Valdez, and their daughter, Sarah, played by Inde Navarrette. Dylan Walsh also joins the cast as General Samuel Lane, Lois’ father, who happens to be looking for Superman. This should be interesting.
RUNNING OUT OF TIME AND SPEED
The Flash season six was cut short due to the coronavirus. And things weren’t looking so great for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash when the season ended. Iris (Candice Patton), Kamilla (Victoria Park) and Captain Singh (Patrick Sabongui) are still in the mirror-verse. Eva (Efrat Dor) emerged into the real world, but she’s not as strong as she seems to be. It doesn’t matter, though, because the Flash is losing his speed. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) is with her mom trying to figure out why she’s sick. And Cisco (Carlos Valdes) no longer has his powers. Who’s supposed to save Iris if Barry can’t?
There were only a few episodes left to film in season six, so the Mirror Master will be dealt with swiftly. But, there’s always another villain around the corner. There are at least two in season seven. Godspeed returns and Chillblain (Jon Cor) makes his debut. The Flash also stars Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton and Brandon McKnight.
The extended premiere of Superman & Lois premieres Tuesday, February 23. And The Flash season seven will premiere on Tuesday, March 2 on The CW