DC Entertainment has tasked Gotham producers, John Stephens and Danny Cannon, to bring Metropolis to life in a live-action series.
The Adventures Of Lois And Lex
Stephens and Cannon have selected two very prominent members of Superman's supporting cast members to headline the upcoming live-action series. Superman's longtime love interest, Lois Lane, and the Man of Steel's ultimate nemesis, Lex Luthor, will serve as the cornerstones of the upcoming series.
Metropolis is expected to showcase the duo's adventures as they expose the mysteries of their hometown. The show will also tackle fringe science and unearth the dark secrets of DC Comics' golden city.
Where Is Superman?
When fans see the show's title, one question that will be on everyone's mind is "Where is Superman?" Both Stephens and Cannon have stated that they will set the series before the Man of Steel's arrival. The setting of Stephens and Cannon's new project will be similar to Gotham, as the series takes place before Batman arrives to combat crime in Gotham City.
Another Superman Prequel
Metropolis is not the only Superman prequel that will hit the airwaves. Syfy is expected to air Krypton in March. The series will focus on the iconic planet's life and citizens before Kal-El was born and the world exploded. Krypton is expected to premiere on March 21.
Superman's Pop Culture Legacy
News of the Metropolis TV series comes just in time for the celebration of Superman's 80th anniversary.
DC Comics will publish Action Comics' 1000th issue in April. A plethora of celebrated comic book creators such as DC Comics' president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder, Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, and Jerry Ordway are expected to contribute stories for the milestone issue.
Actor Tyler Hoechlin made headlines when he portrayed the beloved superhero on several episodes of Supergirl. The CW series follows the adventures of The Man of Steel's cousin, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), in National City. Supergirl is currently rotating new episodes at the 8 p.m. Monday time slot with its sister show, Legends of Tomorrow.
In 2017, Supergirl series co-developer Andrew Kreisberg was suspended by Warner Bros. Television Group from both the series and the Arrowverse after 15 women, and four men came forward with sexual misconduct claims against him.
Metropolis is expected to have 13 episodes and will air exclusively on DC's streaming service in 2019.