With the debut of The CW’s Superman & Lois quickly nearing, we give our final preview of the show and list everything you need to know before it starts.


  • June 2016 – Tyler Hoechlin cast as Superman for Season 2 of Supergirl
  • September 2018 – Elizabeth Tulloch cast as Lois Lane for upcoming CW crossover
  • December 2018 – Hoechlin & Tulloch first appeared together in Elseworlds
  • October 2019 – Superman & Lois was officially put in development for The CW
  • December 2019/January 2020 – they returned for Crisis on Infinite Earths
  • January 2020 – The CW ordered the show directly to series
  • February 23, 2021 – The show is scheduled to debut 8 p.m. on The CW (90-minute premiere followed by 30-minute “Legacy of Hope” special) 
  • Will then move to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. for 15 episodes of Season 1


  • Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane are married
  • Have 2 teenage boys
  • Move to Smallville from Metropolis
  • Synopsis? – In SUPERMAN & LOIS, 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 and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane, 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 and Jordan 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, a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing. 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. Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane, 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 enters their lives.

Characters (Main cast/Series regulars)

  • Kent family
  • Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf) as Clark Kent/Superman 
  • Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch (Grimm) as Lois Lane
  • Jordan Elsass (Little Fires Everywhere) as Jonathan Kent 
  • Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent
  • Other – Dylan Walsh as General Sam Lane
  • Lang/Cushing family
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) as Lana Lang
  • Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing 
  • Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing
  • Villains?
  • Wolé Parks as The Stranger 
  • Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge


  • Showrunner/Writer – Todd Helbing (The Flash)
  • Executive producer Greg Berlanti
  • Director (of first 2 episodes) – Lee Toland Krieger (Age of Adaline, several TV pilots)


  • Do you need to have seen anything?
  • Previous appearances (Supergirl, Elseworlds, Crisis on Infinite Earths)
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths – “blank slate”
  • Connections to the CWverse – no crossovers planned for Season 1