In Superman & Lois: Legacy Of Hope, after years of facing the challenges and adventures of supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane , come face-to-face with one of their greatest adventure and challenges ever. They learn how to deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being normal working parents in today’s society.
Picking up where the Arrowverse’s massive “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover left off, the show follows Clark Kent and Lois Lane as they relocate from Metropolis to Smallville to raise their anxious teenage sons Jonathan and Jordan.
As one seeks to settle in a small Kansas town, the hope of a simple life definitely eludes them. The simple life becomes complicated as events unfold- Clark finally tells his kids he’s Superman, General Sam Lane’s presence, and Superman fights a mysterious foe in black armor. Lana Lang, Clark’s high school sweetheart, couldn’t put it better, “You’ve got the weight of the world on your shoulders.”
With the exception of the DCEU movies, Superman adaptations tend to be filled with “hope”. After all, he is “The Man of Tomorrow”. However, the trailer’s faded colors hint that Clark’s hometown has fallen on hard times and isn’t as quaint as it once was or as depicted on Smallville, which concluded its historic run a decade ago this May.
Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns.
The new adventure launches Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. with a 90-minute series premiere, Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope special, on The CW.