Superman and Lois Season 2-“Superman & Lois,” the most recent drama based in the Arrowverse timeline, premiered on The CW earlier this year to critical and popular acclaim. Tyler Hoechlin played an older and wiser Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman, in a repeat of his former “Supergirl” guest performance. After a family tragedy, Clark and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) move to Clark's hometown of Smallville, Kansas, with their teenage boys Jonathan and Jordan. The reappearance of Clark's history, as well as Jordan's emerging talents, throws their new life into disarray.
The show received positive reviews from critics of Rotten Tomatoes, who applauded the performers' performances as well as the unusually sombre tone. “Its underlying emotional honesty brings with it a lot of promise; promise it may be able to live up to,” Collider's Liz Shannon Miller remarked.
Despite delays caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, production on the show was completed and the first season premiered in March. It was quickly renewed for a second season on The CW, and is already back in production, according to Deadline. Here's all we know about Season 2 of “Superman & Lois.”
Updated September 15, 2021: Added additional information following the return of production on Season 2 of the “Superman & Lois” series.
When will Superman & Lois Season 2 be released?
Because of the show's favourable reaction, “Superman & Lois” will return for a second season; the only issue is when. The show's 15-episode first season concluded this summer, with the season finale airing in mid-July. Because writing, editing, and producing a season of television, much alone a season of a “Superman” programme, takes so much time and work, don't anticipate “Superman & Lois” to return until at least January or February 2022.
The CW has already largely confirmed this by removing the programme from its fall 2021 schedule, implying that it would instead launch in the middle of the season. New fans of the Kent family will have to wait a long time, but given how much effort the production team put into crafting “Superman & Lois” on the scale of a feature picture (via Deadline), it should be well worth it the wait when Season 2 eventually arrives.
Who is in the Superman & Lois Season 2 cast?
The main ensemble of “Superman & Lois,” featuring Hoechlin as Clark as Superman, Tulloch as Lane, and Jordan Elsass and Alex Garfin as their boys Jonathan and Jordan, is very set to return for Season 2.
Now that the first season is over, we have a clearer idea of who may play a key part in the second. Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang, an old friend of Clark's; Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Lana's husband; Dylan Walsh as General Sam Lane, Lois' father; and Wolé Parks as John Henry Irons, nicknamed Steel, all appear to be slated to return for Season 2. This might change, but no major changes have been disclosed during the break, and as Season 2 is now in development, it appears probable that the programme will return in 2022 with a full cast.
What is the plot of Season 2 of Superman & Lois?
Season 2 might cover the ramifications of millionaire Morgan Edge exposing himself as Tal-Rho, Kal-half-brother El's who is hell-bent on resurrecting Krypton on Earth. This not only implies that Superman isn't the sole “last son of Krypton,” but it also implies that Edge intends to destroy Clark's adopted world. We'll have to wait and see if his plan is completed by the end of the first season, or if he'll return next season as a recurrent villain.
Elizabeth Tulloch, who plays Lois Lane, gave us one interesting snippet of information. It appears that once a reporter, always a reporter. Tulloch posted a snapshot of the script for Episode 201 on September 14, likely to celebrate her return to work on the Season 2 set. The episode title “What Lies Beneath” is visible on the script. It's an ominous title, so make whatever crazy guesses you like.