Arrowverse Guide: Superman & Lois Season One Overview

Superman & Lois, an American superhero television series based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, aired on The CW from February 23 to August 17, 2021. Produced by Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television, the show initially followed the characters, portrayed by Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, as they navigate parenthood and confront Captain Luthor and Morgan Edge.

The series also featured Jordan Elsass, Alex Garfin, Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette, Wolé Parks, Adam Rayner, Dylan Walsh, and Emmanuelle Chriqui. The pilot episode was well-received, with 1.75 million viewers tuning in, and the season earned positive reviews from critics and fans. The show was renewed for a second season in March 2021 and filmed primarily in Surrey, British Columbia.

How Superman & Lois Begins…

The first episode of Superman & Lois opens with the news that the Daily Planet has been bought out by Edge EnerCorp, leading to Clark Kent losing his job and his mother on the same day.

At her funeral in Smallville, Clark reunites with old friends Lana Lang and Kyle Cushing, while his twin teenage sons Jonathan and Jordan make new friends with Lana’s daughter Sarah. However, when the boys survive a deadly accident, the adults begin to suspect that Edge EnerCorp’s CEO Morgan Edge has nefarious plans for the town.

Meanwhile, Clark’s sons discover his spaceship and he reveals to them that he is Superman. The episode explores the boys’ reactions to this revelation, with the more athletic Jonathan initially assumed to be the one with powers, but it is revealed to be the neuroatypical loner Jordan.

The episode also introduces a mysterious enemy, who is sabotaging nuclear power plants and studying Superman’s abilities. In the end, Clark and Lois decide to move into the Kent farm to give Jordan privacy as he learns to control his powers. The mysterious enemy is revealed to be “Captain Luthor”.

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