Superman-less Metropolis Series Announced For DC Streaming Service

Everyone was up in arms about Gotham when it was first announced a number of years ago now as a prequel to the Batman mythos focusing on Jim Gordon, but the show has turned out better than most anyone could have guessed.

It looks like that success has got DC thinking about the same with their other iconic character Superman, as they have now announced a new series known as Metropolis.

Before you get excited, no, Metropolis is not a sequel to Smallville or even a spinoff with the Superman from Smallville. Instead, this series takes place in Metropolis before Clark Kent or Superman ever arrived in the city.

According to Deadline, Gotham executive producers John Stephens and Danny Cannon will be working with Warner Bros.

TV to bring Metropolis to the previously announced DC streaming service that has already been announced to have a live action Titans series, as well as an animated Harley Quinn series, and the much anticipated third season of Young Justice.

As this series does not follow Superman, it will instead feature Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as the leads as they "investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city's dark and bizarre secrets."

This is certainly one way to go about doing a show with the Superman setup but before Superman. At least Smallville focused on Clark Kent though.

It sounds like Lois and Lex will be working together on this show, maybe having the early friendship that we saw between Clark and Lex on Smallville be with Lois and Lex instead.

After all, they had some sort of relationship on Superman: The Animated Series at one point, so it will be interesting to see how far they go with that.

I am personally disappointed we're not getting a spinoff series with Tyler Hochlin that played Superman on Supergirl for a few episodes now, but this likely was a decision made by the higher ups at DC that have once again made Deathstroke a no go on Arrow.

This report says Metropolis is expected to go into production later this year for a release sometime in 2019.

Wanna read more on this? Check these out: DC Universe Streaming App Trailer Teases Ultimate DC Experience (more); Henry Cavill Discusses Potential Superman Fight Against Black Adam In The Future (more); Supergirl Season 3 Episode 12 Review/Recap: 'For Good' (more); Supergirl Season 3 Episode 11 Recap/Review: Fort Rozz (more).

And here are some more related articles: Supergirl Season 3 Episode 10 Review/Recap: "Legion of Superheroes" (more); Titles And Plot Summaries Revealed For Future Supergirl And The Flash Episodes (more); CW: Fans Should Not Worry About Supergirl/DC's Legends of Tomorrow Time Slot Changes (more).

A few more: Synopses Revealed For Season 3 Returns Of Supergirl And The Flash (more); Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow To Rotate The Same Timeslot In Early 2018 (more).

DC Entertainment