CW Developing a Superman Show

That’s cool for Superman fans! I just feel it would be redundant, what with the CW having Supergirl already. It was also rumored that they were working on a Martian Manhunter show, which makes me wonder what the future of Supergirl is.

Superman has had so many TV and movie (live action/animated) adaptations, I’d rather see something else be developed, but obviously I’d give it a chance.


If they’re doing this, I’m glad to see it will feature an established Superman and not rehash his origins or early career again. And Supergirl has carved out its own place in the Arrowverse, so I don’t see a problem with adding a Superman show to the mix. He’s got his own rogues gallery, his own supporting cast, and a different city to call home. Toss in the relationship with Lois and the baby on the way, and this show shouldn’t be any closer to Supergirl than The Flash is.


I’m very excited about this. As to it being too similar to Supergirl, my best guess is that the family dynamic adds a little something different, as @mrmiracle mentioned.


In the last 10 years Supergirl had
5 years of CW
2 major arcs in JLU (Superman never got 1)
1 DC Animated Movie

It’s his time to make a comeback. He needs to retake his top spot.


I’m not worried about it being too close to Supergirl.

  1. It’s an adult Superman with a wife and kid. So none of this, “I’m finding myself!” Stuff.

  2. He’s married, so he doesn’t have any of this “will they, won’t they?” Stuff.

  3. Superman doesn’t have a “tech team” or “support team” he’s Superman. He flies solo. No DEO or anything.

  4. While Supergirl claims she is stronger, they made that claim in the comics too, Superman ended up stronger once he got over his mental blocks.

Supergirl is the tale of a young millenial woman trying to find her place in the world. Superman is the story of a Gen X who is navigating adulthood and family life.

Aside from having the same powers the shows are different.

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Tyler is a great Superman. I have wanted more Superman and Supergirl crossovers so this could be something amazing.

Hopefully this also means that the Supergirl writers will focus more on Kara’s legacy and less on Kal’s.

I do realize that this may just as well signal the beginning of the death of the Supergirl series. It would be a shame, but at the same time I feel like the show is losing itself in relationship drama. The brainiac + nia and kelly + alex is eating time every episode and while side character romance plots might be a treasure trove for shippers it’s not for me.

A Superman show could center itself around the family and tell us kryptonian focused tales in a way that Supergirl with its ensemble cast often seems to struggle with.

Either way I’m happy to see a Superman show. He is after all my second favorite Kryptonian. :smiley:


I think it’s very likely this will be the last season of Supergirl. From a corporate stand point it makes no sense to continue to produce a show that you can’t air on HBO Max. The new Superman show will end up on Max instead of Netflix. Look for most of the CW shows to be replaced in the next couple of years


The actors are tweeting about it stephen amell even wished them luck they could easily do flashbacks


Great idea and different from what’s been done

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JLU didn’t happen within the last 10 years. It ended back in 2006. Superman also did have arcs in JL/JLU and focused episodes (For the Man Who Has Everything/the episodes where he gets sent into the future, and many others).

Superman/Clark has had multiple shows.
In the last 10 years, Superman has been in 27 animated movies.

I don’t think Superman really needs to make a comeback since he never left. I will still watch his show though. It will be refreshing having a CW show that doesn’t have love triangles and constant breakups.

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I love this, always up for a new Superman or Superman related series, especially with Krypton sadly cancelled. (Season 2 was so good, such a shame).

My only concern is the idea of Superman and Lois having a kid being the focus. Brandon Routh will attest Superman having a kid didn’t work so well the last time they put that on a screen. I know that Superman and Lois have a kid in the comic books, but the non comic book readers don’t.

But even so given it is a spin-off of the Arrowverse, which seems to be unable to make a failure (some whining the shows are “too political” insist they are failing… but the newest CW superhero show is Black Lightning with seasn 3, and all the Arrowverse shows are on at least season 5… yeah most shows wish they could fail that badly). And it’s Superman. Krypton sadly broke the 100% success record that Superman and Superman related shows have had up to this point. But a spin-off of Supergirl about Superman… sounds like a can’t miss formula.

Won’t lie… not sure I love the Lois Lane casting, but she will grow on me if the show is picked up I’m sure.


So happy to finally have a Superman TV show that doesn’t have a Superman-shaped hole in it.


I mean, I’m likeling Batwoman which is Season 1 and I don’t know yet about Green Arrow and the Canaries. (Krypton is also my Favorite TV show this year…)

Well, The kid angle in Returns didn’t work because he was an illegitimate child who Lois had to raise with a settled for stand-in while the Kid’s real father flew back to the irradiated remains of his Birthplace and became a stalker who hovers outside her house and bathes it with X-Rays while eavesdropping on private conversations…

This sounds more like the plot of a crime drama than a Superman movie!


I really like Tyler Hoechlin as Supes. When I image live-action Superman, I picture him mostly forgetting the DCEU version.

However with the Carnaries show on the horizon I still can help but think that CW is being over-saturated with superheroes. Buuuuuuutt… with that said I still am all for it. There should always be a Superman on the small or big screen.


Super Hyped about this show, some of the best Supergirl episodes were because of Tyler’s Superman being in them. I am really looking forward to some crossovers where the existance of the universe does not hang in the balance. Superman and the Flash crew can have some character development, also some Legends of Tomorrow development also. I really think there are a lot of cool characters there that can make for some great stories that does not take 3 to 5 episodes to complete. But don’t get me wrong… can not wait for COIE!!!


I really like Tyler’s Superman when he shows up on Supergirl, so I would check this out. I don’t love this actress for Lois tbh (I just really disliked her on Grimm a few years ago and it stuck lol).

I just hope this wouldn’t mean the end of Supergirl. I would definitely prefer it over the Arrow spin off, though. I don’t really care about the future storyline/grown up daughter, and considering they’ve done Laurel dirty for 8 seasons I just can’t imagine any good would come from continuing with these characters.

I like the idea of a new Superman show.

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SPOILERS - In the crises on infinite earths comics supergirl dies. Maybe her arc will end and he will pick up the story but I doubt they’ll end supergirl already…it may be laying ground work to do so eventually…how many cw DC shows can they maintain???