The CW has ordered both Superman and Lois,” starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, and “Walker Texas Ranger” reboot with Jared Padalecki to series.
Both of the projects are still in the writing stages, with their first episodes set to be shot this spring, ahead of the network’s presentation in May.
“Superman and Lois” will follow “The Man of Steel” and comic books most famous journalists as they deal with the stress and difficulties that come with being working parents in today’s society. “The Flash” showrunner Todd Helbing will write and executive with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns also executive producing. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Berlanti and Helbing are currently under overall deals.
Hoechlin appeared as The Man of Steel across multiple shows in Berlanti’s “Arrow-verse”. He was introduced on “Supergirl” but has since been on “The Flash”, “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow”. Tulloch has previously appeared on “Supergirl” and “The Flash”. Both have been appearing in The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event which ends on January 14th.
“Walker Texas Ranger” is a reboot of the long-running classic, led by Chuck Norris. This time with CW veteran, Padalecki playing Cordell Walker, a widower and a father of two with his own moral code who returns home to Austin after being undercover two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. The project will allow Padalecki to transition from CW heavy hitter, “Supernatural”, which is currently wrapping up its final season.
These two new series join a roster of 13 returning shows that have already been renewed for new seasons. The remaining shows include “Arrow-verse” series such as “The Flash”, “Supergirl”, “Legends of Tomorrow”, “Black Lightning” and the new addition of “Batwoman”. Plus, “Riverdale”, “Legacies”, “Dynasty”, “All American”, “Charmed”, Roswell, New Mexico, In the Dark, and brand new series, “Nancy Drew”.
The CW will announce its slate of pilot orders for 2020-2021 season in the next few weeks.