From the moment actor Tyler Hoechlin first donned Superman's iconic red and blue costume (not to mention Clark Kent's signature glasses), Arrow-verse fans started clamoring for The CW to figure out a way to give Hoechlin's Man of Steel a standalone project. Those wishes only grew in size and magnitude once the "Elseworlds" crossover introduced Grimm's Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. The seeds for Superman & Lois had been planted.
Following the duo's reunion for 2019's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover, The CW announced that Tyler Hocehlin and Elizabeth Tulloch had secured their own corner of the Arrow-verse with the standalone series Superman & Lois. The upcoming comic book drama will have former Flash showrunner Todd Helbing as lead writer, as well as an executive producer along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. It's still in the casting process ahead of production on Season 1, but in the meantime, we're keeping an updated list of all the stars that have been cast so far, so keep checking back for new additions!
Tyler Hoechlin (Clark Kent / Superman)
Prior to joining the Arrow-verse (and still), Tyler Hoechlin was arguably best known for his work on MTV's Teen Wolf, or perhaps the long-running 7th Heaven. He joined Supergirl in 2016, and has appeared as Clark Kent and Superman opposite Melissa Benoist for six episodes, while appearing in two Flash and Arrow episodes, and one ep apiece for Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow. In Superman & Lois, Hoechlin will share the daily duties of being both a father figure and a superhero in modern society.
Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch (Lois Lane)
In 2011, Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch found the role and fandom of a lifetime as Juliette/Eve on NBC's Grimm, and then somehow followed up that show's six-season run by landing the role of Lois Lane for the Arrow-verse's then-biggest crossover extravaganza in 2018. Having appeared in two "Elseworld" episodes and all five "Crisis on Infinite Earths" chapters, Tulloch has already gotten a lot of love for portraying one of comic book history's most celebrated journalists. For Superman and Lois, she'll also be balancing working for the media with her role in the super-family.
Emmanuelle Chriqui (Lana Lang-Cushing)
In her first year or two of TV acting, Emmanuelle Chriqui had appeared in episodes of Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Forever Knight and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, so she was clearly on the path to big fandoms. Having starred in more recent shows such as Entourage, Murder in the First and 2019's unfortunately short-lived The Passage, Chriqui was cast in Superman & Lois as Clark's old flame Lana Lang, who remained in Smallville as others left the town behind for brighter pastures. As a married loan officer at Smallville Bank, Chriqui's Lana will be going through something difficult whenever she reconnects with Clark.
Erik Valdez (Kyle Cushing)
The latest bit of casting at this point comes from Deadline, and marks the addition of actor Erik Valdez. A veteran of General Hospital and Graceland, Valdez will be taking on the created-for-TV role of Kyle Cushing, who will be Lana Lang's husband. As the fire chief in Smallville, Kyle is something of a local hero, having dealt with more than his share of tragic situations. He's maintained a small-town frame of mind that doesn't take kindly to anyone from the big city, so expect him to be something of a burden for Lana, Clark and Lois.
Dylan Walsh (Sam Lane)
Perhaps best known for being the more-moral-than-most Sean McNamara on Nip/Tuck, Dylan Walsh has built up a hefty TV portfolio in recently years, with recurring roles on shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Longmire and Blue Bloods. Walsh is set to join Superman & Lois as General Sam Lane, the father of Bitsie Tulloch's Lois. (Walsh was actually part of some recasting, as Glenn Morshower portrayed the elder Lane on Supergirl.) Walsh's Army general will be a workaholic who will stop at nothing to keep America safe from threats of this world and others. Lane has never been known for his comic relief, and Walsh will be solid at bringing a furrowed brow to Superman & Lois.
Jordan Elsass (Jonathan Kent)
After years in the business, Jordan Elsass hit upon his biggest role yet as the overly privileged Trip Richardson in Hulu's culturally charged drama Little Fires Everywhere. But now he's entering the world of comic book fiction as Jonathan Kent, one of Clark and Lois' two sons, seemingly a twin to brother Jordan. Jonathan is the more clean-up and earnest of the pair, and he sounds very much like the Golden Age idealized version of his father. (Jon Kent is Superboy in some versions of the comic mythos.)
Alexander Garfin (Jordan Kent)
To this date, actor Alexander Garfin's only credited roles in live-action come from two episodes of Law & Order: SVU, where he played two different characters. He's perhaps more known by younger fans for voicing Linus in 2015's The Peanuts Movie and a character in Disney Channel's Whisker Haven. Perhaps it's fitting, then, that he's taking the role of Jordan Kent, who doesn't have a direct comic counterpart. What's known is that Garfin's Jordan will be a bit of a loner who enjoys video games – probably not Nintendo 64's Superman, amirite? – and his temperament is bolstered by his ever-present social anxiety. That can't be a great thing when one is the son of the planet's only superhero.
Superman & Lois doesn't yet have a premiere date set on The CW, but stay tuned to CinemaBlend for first looks at images, trailers and further casting news.
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