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Superhero shows are a dime a dozen nowadays, and while there are two shows currently on television that reference Superman -- Supergirl and Krypton -- The Man of Steel doesn't actually have a starring role in either. It's perhaps a good thing, then, that Teri Hatcher (who actually appeared on Supergirl) has started speaking positively about a possible Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman reboot. The former Lois Lane actress discussed the idea, while reminiscing on her time on the series:
I know I have a lot of fans that would like to see the whole show rebooted, so maybe that'll happen. Dean [Cain] and I both still have really warm feelings about our whole experience on the show. So who knows!
The idea that Lois & Clark could ever make a TV comeback is an interesting one since the show never got a proper ending, thanks to an abrupt cancellation following Season 4. ABC had already announced plans for Season 5 before dropping the ax, which blindsided the writers, who weren't able to prepare a proper and conclusive ending. The show's Season 4 finale, which was only supposed to be a temporary cliffhanger, ended with Lois and Clark being given a baby of Kryptonian origin.
A Lois & Clark reboot, as Teri Hatcher talked to EW about, wouldn't necessarily resolve the storyline of the original series, but still be a treat for superhero show fans. Watching a series that again focuses as much on the relationship between Lois and Clark Kent as on the adventures of Superman sounds like the layout of some of the current Arrow-verse shows. Perhaps a reboot could take that type of direction, and Hatcher could guest-star in the new series in some cool little nod to the past show? She managed it on Supergirl!
Of course, if Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher are as fond of their time on the show as she said, why not shoot for a revival? If a revival of Lois & Clark could focus on the lives of the two characters and whatever their adopted son turned into, we'd be down. And if things get too rough for the younger whippersnapper, super or otherwise, there's always that chance that Supes himself could come out of retirement (provided he ever settled down) to lend a hand.
Lois & Clark fans are right to get a little excited about Teri Hatcher talking about a reboot, although it's worth mentioning Hatcher is very fond of reminiscing on trips taken down memory lane. Earlier this year, Hatcher expressed interest in being a part of a Desperate Housewives reboot and chances of that happening are incredibly slim. Hatcher doesn't seem to know anything about a Lois & Clark reboot or revival but does know she had a great time on the original series, which may be enough to get some minds in Hollywood plotting.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman isn't available to stream on any of the major outlets, but individual episodes can be purchased on Amazon video. For more on superhero programming and a look at what's soon to come to television in that genre, visit our superhero premiere guide. For a look at what's coming to television in a more general sense, visit our midseason premiere guide and summer premiere guide.