While there is plenty of variety on The CW’s roster of DC universe TV shows, it’s hard to argue that they are not all action-first. Whether it’s The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Supergirl, or , these series spend the majority of their time with superheroes in colorful costumes saving the universe time and time again. While that’s not a bad thing, , which premieres on February 23, is looking to change up the formula.
While the series, which sees Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch reprise their roles as Clark Kent and Lois Lane from a variety of crossovers, is set in the same universe and will definitely see Superman flying around and battling evil, it’s first and foremost a family drama. In fact, when developing the series, showrunner Todd Helbing wasn’t looking at another superhero series for inspiration.
“From the first conversations [executive producer] Greg Berlanti and I had, it was really, you know, ‘How do we make Superman, in general, different?’ And we talked a lot about shows like Everwood and Friday Night Lights,” Helbing said during the TCA winter press tour. “[It’s] a family drama that has Superman in it.”