Superman & Lois Will End With Season 4
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Per Deadline, it has been revealed that Superman & Lois is set to end its run at The CW. The news come ahead of the fourth season's arrival, making it clear far ahead of time that the upcoming season will also serve as the last for the show. Season 4 doesn't yet have an official premiere date but it is set to arrive on The CW sometime in 2024.
The CW Network's President of Entertainment, Brad Schwartz, said in a statement, “Over the last three seasons, Superman & Lois redefined both the superhero genre and family drama as Tyler, Elizabeth and the entire cast effortlessly portrayed these classic characters with new layers of depth and complexity that had never before been explored in the Superman universe. We are grateful for the years of hard work and graceful storytelling from the show’s writers, producers, actors and crew, as well as our terrific partners at Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. As Superman embarks on his final flight, the team is leaving us with an absolutely epic 10-episode must-watch-every-minute farewell to one of the most legendary CW families ever.”
“While we’re sad to say goodbye to Superman & Lois at the end of Season 4, we’re grateful for the time we’ve had with our amazing cast, crew, vfx teams, editors, musical geniuses, and writers. Since the day this show was first discussed, it was about family. And that’s what was created—on and off screen,” co-showrunners Todd Helbing and Brent Fletcher said in a separate statement. “We’d like to thank our partners at Berlanti Productions, DC, WB and The CW for their endless support and enthusiasm during this journey…and give a very special thank you to all the fans for tuning in. We’re thrilled about what we have in store in our final season, and can’t wait for everyone to watch as Superman, Lois and all our heroes face off against the biggest threat in the show’s history—Lex Luthor.”
Season 4 Has Had a Troubled Production
It had been a rocky road for Season 4 of the series. The renewal came after the show had been on the bubble with heavy rumors of cancelation, but it managed to persist with its Season 4 order. However, the subsequent writers' and actors' strikes, along with budget cuts given to Superman & Lois, put a dent in the production. This includes affecting the starring cast as well, as only four series regulars -- Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch (Lois Lane), Michael Bishop (Jonathan Kent), and Alex Garfin (Jordan Kent) -- are returning for the new season. Michael Cudlitz will also be featured as Lex Luthor, with his battle with Superman now serving as the finale for the show.
Created by Berlanti and Helbing, Superman & Lois first premiered in 2021. While characters from the show were a part of the Arrowverse's crossover event, it was later confirmed that Superman & Lois was set in its own continuity, and not officially a part of that world. The Arrowverse ended with the series finale of The Flash earlier this year.