Thursday, November 2, 2023

The CW's 'Superman & Lois' to End After 4 Seasons

The CW has today announced that the upcoming fourth season of its original drama series Superman & Lois will be its last. The final season will air sometime in 2024.

The drama's fourth season was always likely seen as its final season. The network renewed the series in June 3 after producing studio Warner Bros. Television agreed to deliver the new season with significant cuts to production costs and licensing fees. That resulted in fewer episodes being ordered - Seasons 1 and 2 produced 15 episodes each while Season 3 made 13 episodes. Moreover, the number of series regulars was reduced from 12 to just 5.

The fourth season will star Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Michael Bishop, Alex Garfin and Michael Cudlitz.

Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing developed the drama based on the DC Comics characters. They executive produce with David Madden, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Brent Fletcher. Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and DC Entertainment produce.

"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," said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, The CW Network. "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 Four, we're grateful for the time we've had with our amazing cast, crew, vfx teams, editors, musical geniuses, and writers," added co-showrunners Helbing and Fletcher. "Since the day this show was first discussed, it was about family. And that's what was created - on and off screen. 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."