The small screen superhero landscape has become the space where fan service can run wild, and it's an area where creative forces honor the passions of the fans and work to pay off our enthusiasm in certain ways, often involving past projects. One of the most enticing pieces of fan service to occur on Supergirl is the casting of Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher, leading many to suspect that a Lois & Clark reunion may be in the works. Sadly, it sounds like such a highly anticipated moment is not going to happen. Supergirl co-creator Andrew Kreisberg explained:
Storywise, it became difficult to make that happen, much to my, Dean and Teri's dismay. There's an episode in which they both appeared, and even though they weren't in any scenes together, just to see their names together in the credits blew my mind.
Andrew Kreisberg's recent comments to TVLine are nothing if not disheartening, but they also make quite a bit of sense. Although Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher are now both on the cast of Supergirl, finding a way to get them into the same scene together has proven somewhat difficult behind the scenes. If anything, it is actually nice to see that Supergirl is opting not to force the reunion. This very much falls in line with Kreisberg's recent comments on the subject -- which he said that they would only proceed with a nod to Lois & Cark if they could "execute the plan."
It is actually somewhat surprising to learn that Supergirl is showing this level of restraint in keeping Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain separate from one another. After all, The CW has become an epicenter of comic fandom in the small screen realm. Perhaps most notably, The Flash made waves when it finally brought Mark Hamill's Trickster and John Wesley Shipp's version of The Scarlet Speedster together for a reunion more than two decades in the making.
Moments like that are what ultimately make the Arrow-verse so amazing, and Supergirl also brought former Supergirl Helen Slater and former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter to the cast. So it is our sincere hope that Supergirl eventually manages to find a way to bring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher together for a Lois & Clark reunion in a way that works and feels natural for the series. Until that day comes, however, we will have to keep our fingers crossed.
Supergirl airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. As the second season of the Girl of Steel's solo series begins to draw to a close, make sure to take a look at all of the most highly anticipated summer TV premieres and fill out your television-viewing schedules accordingly!