Those who have been requesting more DC superhero shows will be happy to note that Syfy’s Krypton won’t be the only Superman prequel coming to TV. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television have announced Metropolis, a series much like Gotham that is set during a period before Superman becomes a hero. No, it won’t be anything like the long-running CW series Smallville. Instead, it will focus on the journey of Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane and evil mastermind Lex Luthor in the iconic City of Tomorrow.

Metropolis, which has already been given a 13-episode order, will be produced by John Stephens and Danny Cannon, who both serve as writers and producers on Fox’s Batman prequel Gotham.

“All that said, while the basic setup may be similar, fans know that there’s a world of difference between the cities of Metropolis and Gotham, suggesting that Metropolis will likely have a considerably different tone than Gotham. Superman’s villains are also more powerful, cosmic and rooted in science fiction than Batman’s, so one can only imagine there will be much less emphasis on street level gangsters and crime families in this forward-thinking city,” the statement read.

Metropolis is also the fourth announced series for DC’s new digital service. We’re also expecting a live-action Titans and a number of animated series, including Young Justice: Outsiders.

The Superman show without Superman is set to release exclusively on DC’s exclusive streaming service in 2019.


Metropolis. Warner Bros. Television/DC Entertainment

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