The CW has debuted a brand-new trailer for Superman & Lois, which emphasizes the upcoming series’ more familiar aspects. In addition to featuring both Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively, the trailer also introduces fans to the super couple’s two teenage sons, Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin).
In the trailer, Lois speaks about a number of issues weighing on her mind, from lost jobs to teens with severe anxiety, and parents that have gone too soon. Her concerns set a rather somber tone for a show that deals in matters of hope and the desire to see justice carried out despite there being many who thrive on chaos. Be that as it may, the new footage does tease a series of events that will test the Man of Steel’s fortitude as both a father as well as a hero to the people. It’s all very dramatic, and to be completely honest, I’m digging it.
Superman & Lois will be getting an expanded 90-minute series premiere beginning at 8 PM ET/PT followed by a half-hour special, Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope at 9:30 PM on February 23rd. With Superman & Lois set to dominate that evening’s programming schedule, The Flash season premiere has been pushed back a week, and will now air at 9 PM Tuesday, March 2.
Here’s the official synopsis for Superman & Lois, per The CW:
In Superman & Lois, after years of facing megalomaniacal 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 (Tyler Hoechlin, “Teen Wolf”) and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, “Grimm”), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.
Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass, “Little Fires Everywhere”) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin, “The Peanuts Movie”) could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui, “Entourage”), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez, “Graceland”). The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette, “Wander Darkly”). Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh, “Nip/Tuck”) looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice.
Meanwhile, Superman and Lois’ return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks, “All American”) enters their lives. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (“The Flash”) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
A new adventure for the Man of Steel and Lois Lane will begin with an expanded 90-minute premiere on February 23rd.