Well that was faster than a speeding bullet! After only one episode, the CW has decided to renew the Supergirl spin-off series, Superman & Lois for a second season.
“The phenomenal multiplatform debut of Superman & Lois, which delivered for us in a big way on both a linear and streaming basis, is a testament to the creativity, hard work and dedication of the talented people who worked tirelessly in front of and behind the camera, especially in this challenging environment,” CW CEO Mark Pedowitz said in announcing the renewal Tuesday “We are thrilled to now have two brand-new bona fide hits in Superman & Lois and Walker, both of which have been renewed for next season along with 11 other of our shows, further positioning us for continued strength and stability for next season.”
The 90-minute opener (which included a half-hour special that followed the premiere) drew1.75 million viewers and a 0.37 rating among adults 18-49. It marked the largest same-day audience for any of The CW’s DC Comics fare since the massive Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover in December 2019. The CW says it also delivered the largest day-one streaming audience for a new series in its history. Delayed viewing saw the series debut grow to 2.7 million total viewers.
The show was developed for The CW by Todd Helbing and Greg Berlanti, based on the DC Comics characters Superman and Lois Lane, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch star as the title characters Clark Kent / Superman, a costumed superhero and Lois Lane, a journalist for the Daily Planet. The series is set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with the other television series of the franchise.
The series follows Clark Kent / Superman and Lois Lane return to Smallville with their sons Jonathan and Jordan, where they are reacquainted with Lana Lang, her husband Kyle Cushing and their daughter Sarah. Their idyllic lives are upended when The Stranger enters.
Superman & Lois airs Tuesdays on the CW.