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Before Smallville and Supergirl, there was Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The ABC series debuted in 1993. It ran for four years and four seasons before ending in 1997. Dean Cain played Superman/Clark Kent to Teri Hatcher's Lois Lane. The series ended with Lois and Clark having wed, and if you are wondering what happened after, you are not alone. In a new interview, Dean Cain has expressed his interest in a revival of the series, saying:
I would love it if Lois & Clark could be revived. I have some fun ideas about what I'd like to see happen, if we revisit these characters 25 years later. A lot of actors will try to distance themselves from a character, but I have always embraced playing the character, being part of the universe. Right now I'm Supergirl's adoptive father, Jeremiah Danvers. If in 10 years I play Jor-El or some grandfather figure, I'm cool with that, too.
With so many series getting the revival treatment, Dean Cain's suggestions to SyFy Wire do not seem that impossible to turn into reality. A revival could catch fans up on all that happened to the Man of Steel and Lois Lane since the show went off the air. Lois & Clark was a special take on Superman because as its title suggests, it emphasized Lois and Clark's relationship. The actors had the chemistry to sell that side of the story too.
The romance between Clark Kent and Lois Lane is one of the most famous couplings in DC Comics canon. With a coupling of this magnitude, the screen chemistry between co-stars cannot be anything less than stellar. Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher were really able to deliver on that front. Their Lois and Clark had a dynamic that sizzled. The chance to see that chemistry again and between a more mature Clark and Lois would be excellent.
Both Dean Cain and his former Lois & Clark co-star Teri Hatcher have stayed close to the Superman franchise since the series ended. Cain starred in Season 7 of Smallville as Dr. Curtis Knox in the episode "Cure." Hatcher guest-starred on The CW series three years later in the Season 10 episode "Abandoned" as Ella Lane. Cain and Hatcher also both landed roles on The CW's Supergirl. Cain stars as Kara's adoptive father and Hatcher played Rhea (a.k.a the Queen of Daxam), although Rhea died at the end of Season 2.
As a series, the vibe of Lois & Clark was akin to the 50's series Adventures of Superman, which starred George Reeves and Phyllis Coates in the lead roles. Both series' innocent, light-hearted take on the material made for highly entertaining shows. Lois & Clark getting the reboot treatment could be tricky, albeit incredibly worthwhile. Even if it is just a miniseries, it would be a cool couple of episodes for fans of the original show. Plus, if a lot of television's most cherished sitcoms can have a comeback, why not a beloved superhero show?