DC TV has exploded in the last five years with several comic book characters leading their own shows on respective networks. Back in the 90’s, Superman had a big presence on the small screen with Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman that ran for four seasons on ABC starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
While a fifth season had initially been ordered, ABC ended up not bringing Lois & Clark back for the following TV season, with the finale ending on a cliffhanger. Cain and Hatcher have since then continued to be part of the Superman history with both of them appearing in individual episodes of Smallville and recently played big roles on CW’s Supergirl.
Cain joined the series in the first season as Jeremiah Danvers, father of Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) and as Kara Zor-El’s (Melissa Benoist) adoptive father. Despite initially being gone, Jeremiah is still alive and continues to recur every once in a while. Hatcher came in the second half of Season 2 as Mon-El’s (Chris Wood) mother Queen Rhea who ended up becoming the new big bad. The two actors recently appeared in Sydney together at the SuperNova convention for a special panel.
While Cain was in Australia, he was interviewed by 7 News Sydney where he reflected about his time on Lois & Clark as well as on Supergirl. When asked if he would ever be interested in suiting up as Superman again, Cain stated that he would love for the show to be revived in some capacity. The actor brought up the situation with ABC initially renewing the show for Season 5 and how he would enjoy revisiting these characters almost twenty years later since Lois & Clark ended.
“Well, you know what, we ended our show after four seasons in a weird way because we’re supposed to do a fifth season. Teri [Hatcher] got pregnant in between and couldn’t work on that fifth season so they decided to shut it down. I would have liked to done that fifth season, I think we still need a fifth season, we need something, at least part of a fifth season. So I’m hoping that we get a chance to maybe finish up the series. Maybe it’s six episodes, maybe it’s ten episodes, maybe it’s a two-hour movie, but I think it would be really interesting to catch up with these two characters twenty years down the line and see what’s happened in their lives. If they have had children or what’s going on with their kids, I think it’s really interesting and I’m certainly willing to. Teri says she is willing to so we’ll see if that can happen, somebody out there from Warner Bros: make that happen, let’s go!”
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Source: 7 News Sydney
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.