The DC TV franchise train isn’t stopping anytime soon as another series is coming out ways. DC Comics and Warner Bros. TV announced today that the Superman prequel drama Metropolis has been ordered straight to series for the upcoming DC streaming service.
From Gotham executive producers John Stephens and Danny Cannon, the series will debut in 2019, with production slated to start sometime this year. Cannon is directing the pilot that was written by Cannon. Marking as the third Superman prequel series, what is this project about?
Metropolis will center on the iconic Superman characters Lois Lane, star reporter of Daily Planet as well as the Man of Steel’s greatest enemy: Lex Luthor. The official synopsis reads as follows:
“Set in the wondrous and awe-inspiring City of Tomorrow before the arrival of Superman, Metropolis follows Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets.”
This marks as the fourth project that is coming to the DC-branded digital service. The live-action Titans series from Greg Berlanti is currently filming its first season while the third season of the resurrected Young Justice, known as Young Justice: Outsiders is also in the works. In addition to that, an animated Harley Quinn show has been ordered to series as well.
Casting news for Metropolis will most likely begin to come out throughout the spring. Be sure to let us know in the comments below what you think of the news about another Superman prequel show coming to our screens.
“WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND DC ENTERTAINMENT TO TRANSPORT VIEWERS TO METROPOLIS, AN ALL-NEW LIVE-ACTION SERIES FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JOHN STEPHENS AND DANNY CANNON FOR THE UPCOMING DC-BRANDED DIGITAL SERVICE
New Drama Will Begin Production Later This Year, with First Season of 13 Episodes to Debut in 2019
BURBANK, Calif. (January 30, 2018) — Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment today announced that Gotham executive producers John Stephens and Danny Cannon will explore the world of Metropolis in an all-new live-action drama series to air exclusively on the upcoming DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service, operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks. Metropolis has received a direct-to-series order for a first season of 13 episodes and will go into production later this year for a debut on the service in 2019.
Set in the wondrous and awe-inspiring City of Tomorrow before the arrival of Superman, Metropolis follows Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets.
John Stephens (Gotham, Gossip Girl, The O.C., Gilmore Girls) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, Nikita, CSI series) are the executive producers of Metropolis. Danny Cannon will direct the first episode, from a teleplay by John Stephens, with story by Cannon and Stephens. Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, Metropolis is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
The order for Metropolis marks the fourth announced series for the new DC digital service, which will deliver an immersive experience designed just for DC fans. Additional programs include Warner Bros. Television’s live-action drama Titans, as well as Warner Bros. Animation’s Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders.”
Metropolis is slated to premiere on DC’s untitled streaming service in 2019.