Major news has arrived for The CW’s Superman & Lois. The show finally has a release date and we have now received our first look at Tyler Hoechlin suited up as Superman for the series. We discuss that plus all the other news on this episode of Superman & Lois: The New Adventures podcast.

The CW announces release date for Superman & Lois – February 23, 2021 (Twitter)

  • It had been previously announced that it would air Tuesdays at 9, following The Flash
  • ~4 months from start of filming to debut
  • 13 episodes with no break would be a May 18 finale

The CW releases the  first official look at Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman suit 

  • The photo
  • Overall thoughts?
  • Poster in general
  • Inspiration? Unproduced Superman: Flyby movie, Smallville Season 11 comic book and Superman: Reborn suit
  • Costume designed by Laura Jean Shannon (Iron Man, Doom Patrol, Titans, Stargirl, Black Lightning) along with Creative Character Engineering
  • Kryptonsite – 
  • Shannon – “We got Superman into some custom athletic inspired Super-Boots as a “jumping off point” and focused on a new neckline and cape to maximize the billowing and movement we all love to see in the books and films that have defined this character for generations. A streamlined muscle structure and updated paint job combined with some dynamic design lines and a sculpted armored belt all took his established custom fabric into a new direction to solidify the new look for Superman in Superman & Lois.”
  • Hoechlin – “I find that the new suit is representative of the show. Just as this suit is unique and set apart from the ones that preceded it, the story we’re telling about Clark/Superman at this point in his life is unique and something we’ve never seen before.” 
  • Hoechlin – “I appreciate the opportunity to wear the suit and the responsibility that comes with it. But it’s always interesting when I’m asked how I feel about ‘my new suit,’ because I’ve always felt that the suit doesn’t belong to me; it belongs to everyone that finds some kind of meaning in that suit, in the symbol on the chest. I just happen to be the one wearing it. I come from the world of baseball and a line of coaches that always preached that the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the one on the back. Because when you wear that jersey, it represents not only you, but your entire team, and everyone that has ever worn that jersey that came before you. So when I wear the suit, that’s what it means to me. It represents everything that Superman stands for and has stood for, for almost a century now. And I look forward to carrying on that tradition.”

Joselyn Picard cast as recurring guest star Sophie Cushing – Kryptonsite

  • “The youngest daughter of Lana Lang and Kyle Cushing, Sophie is a spirited, rebellious eight-year-old who’s quite a handful.”
  • Will play younger sister of Sarah Cushing
  • Picard previously appeared in Netflix’s Away

David Ramsey to direct an episode of Superman & LoisDeadline

  • Has directed 2 episodes of Arrow
  • Will also be make an appearance as his John Diggle character in Superman & Lois and other CWverse shows
  • “There has been speculation that Diggle might return at some point as the Green Lantern, so stay tuned.”
  • Kryptonsite also reported that Gregory Smith

Adam Mallinger to write an episode of Superman & LoisKryptonsite

Behind-the-scenes stuff

A Naomi TV series is in development by The CW – Deadline

  • New character, first appeared in 2019
  • Superman appeared in the character’s first issue (Naomi #1)
  • The CW also has Yara Flor/Wonder Girl series and a Painkiller spin-off of Black Lightning in development