For those who do not feel we have seen enough ‘Superman’ TV shows that do not actually feature the Man of Steel himself in his prime, there is good news for you. Warner Bros happens to agree. And now, on top of launching ‘Krypton‘ on SyFy which is going to be all about Superman’s grandfather on his homeworld (and not feature Superman at all), now they have greenlit a new series, with 13 episodes, centered around ‘Metropolis’ that will take place in the time before Clark Kent aka Superman ever came around. The show is scheduled to show up on the DC Digital Service sometime in 2019, and it is being written by Joh Stephens and directed by Danny Cannon, both formerly being producers on ‘Gotham,’ which means they know a thing or two about telling these kinds of prequel-esque stories.
So what will ‘Metropolis’ be about you might ask? That’s kind of the most compelling part really, as the storyline supposedly will pair Lois Lane and Lex Luthor on the same team as they investigate the world of fringe science and the weird and dark side of the city.
It sounds intriguing, but I have a small problem here. The issue being that ‘Metropolis’ is not supposed to have that dark of an underbelly, being that it is supposed to be the “cleaned up” version of Gotham in the DC world. Still, I’m sure they can find a way to make that work, but there is still the issue of how long could this show go on before they start having Superman villains show up, and how will they deal with them without having their hero around?
‘Gotham’ makes it work because at the end of the day all of Batman’s rogues gallery are (mostly) still human, and can be faced by Jim Gordan, and even then, there is still young Bruce Wayne around to offer assistance every now and then. Would they ever work Clark Kent into ‘Metropolis’? And if they do, does it become ‘Smallville’ 2.0? Or does it just become a Superman show? Either way, I am legitimately intrigued, and I cannot wait to see what they do with this idea. What are your thoughts here? Feel free to share them in the comments below!