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Superman Show Being Developed

Ever since Supergirl finally gave Superman a face, Tyler Hoechlin has shined as the Man of Steel. He was heralded in his role and likened to the famous portrayal of Superman by Christopher Reeve. That kind of reception has been noticed and the character was brought back several times even giving his famous journalist partner a face with Elizabeth Tulloch taking the role of Lois Lane. With all that success, rumors have swirled about a pontential spin-off show following the couple and their newest addition of baby Jon. Well today, those rumors fade and the truth has surfaced! According to Variety.com, The CW is very much looking to create a show around the famous couple!

“The Flash” showrunner Todd Helbing will write and executive produce, with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns also executive producing. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Berlanti and Helbing are currently under overall deals. The project is based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Talk about talent at the helm! WOW! This is very exciting and you know we will be all over this!

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#50 RE: Superman Show Being DevelopedDigificWriter 2019-11-01 18:24
Quoting Romulus:
@DigificWriter,

Not to get into it here, but please re-read the following:

"Adding a Superman show to the CW Arrowverse line-up on whatever platform (TV or streaming), although well-intentioned, will dilute the overall brand and will detract from the SG viewing experience. The numbers will reflect this."

Having more then one "Super" show on TV will have a diluting effect whether we agree or not. In whatever capacity the PTB develop the show, it will pull on the wider Super fanbase. You may choose not to believe me, and that's fine, but there is only really so much to go around.

In reality, it would be the same as having Superman, Superboy, Krypto, Beppo and Supergirl all having their own little niche shows on the air or on the 'Net. Something will have to give. This also begs the question: Will Batwoman have a Batgirl or Robin spin-off or a rebooted Batman series down the line if things begin to falter? We do know that Arrow is ending and a new spin-off of it is on deck come 2020. How will that fare?

Irrespective of scale, and I believe it is safe to say that Superman will also be to scale given that Berlanti has been given a hefty packet of money to develop shows, the viewing numbers will shift toward a more tried-and-true formula (i.e. male-led shows).

I'm not bashing Supergirl and I hope she succeeds in the changing landscape, but shows do come and go. Supergirl is at the mid-point (we hope) of her show's life cycle and has been through a ton of grief these past few seasons. Do you really think that the CW adding/developing a Superman show at this particular time to the mix is by conicidence? It's their contingency plan.


We'll have to respecfully agree to disagree.
#49 RE: Superman Show Being DevelopedLibertyPrime 2019-11-01 12:19
Quoting Romulus:
@DigificWriter,

Not to get into it here, but please re-read the following:

"Adding a Superman show to the CW Arrowverse line-up on whatever platform (TV or streaming), although well-intentioned, will dilute the overall brand and will detract from the SG viewing experience. The numbers will reflect this."

Having more then one "Super" show on TV will have a diluting effect whether we agree or not. In whatever capacity the PTB develop the show, it will pull on the wider Super fanbase. You may choose not to believe me, and that's fine, but there is only really so much to go around.

In reality, it would be the same as having Superman, Superboy, Krypto, Beppo and Supergirl all having their own little niche shows on the air or on the 'Net. Something will have to give. This also begs the question: Will Batwoman have a Batgirl or Robin spin-off or a rebooted Batman series down the line if things begin to falter? We do know that Arrow is ending and a new spin-off of it is on deck come 2020. How will that fare?

Irrespective of scale, and I believe it is safe to say that Superman will also be to scale given that Berlanti has been given a hefty packet of money to develop shows, the viewing numbers will shift toward a more tried-and-true formula (i.e. male-led shows).

I'm not bashing Supergirl and I hope she succeeds in the changing landscape, but shows do come and go. Supergirl is at the mid-point (we hope) of her show's life cycle and has been through a ton of grief these past few seasons. Do you really think that the CW adding/developing a Superman show at this particular time to the mix is by conicidence? It's their contingency plan.

Respectfully disagree.

Beppo would not draw audience away from any other Super-themed show. ;-)
+1 #48 RE: Superman Show Being DevelopedRomulus 2019-11-01 10:58
@DigificWriter,

Not to get into it here, but please re-read the following:

"Adding a Superman show to the CW Arrowverse line-up on whatever platform (TV or streaming), although well-intentioned, will dilute the overall brand and will detract from the SG viewing experience. The numbers will reflect this."

Having more then one "Super" show on TV will have a diluting effect whether we agree or not. In whatever capacity the PTB develop the show, it will pull on the wider Super fanbase. You may choose not to believe me, and that's fine, but there is only really so much to go around.

In reality, it would be the same as having Superman, Superboy, Krypto, Beppo and Supergirl all having their own little niche shows on the air or on the 'Net. Something will have to give. This also begs the question: Will Batwoman have a Batgirl or Robin spin-off or a rebooted Batman series down the line if things begin to falter? We do know that Arrow is ending and a new spin-off of it is on deck come 2020. How will that fare?

Irrespective of scale, and I believe it is safe to say that Superman will also be to scale given that Berlanti has been given a hefty packet of money to develop shows, the viewing numbers will shift toward a more tried-and-true formula (i.e. male-led shows).

I'm not bashing Supergirl and I hope she succeeds in the changing landscape, but shows do come and go. Supergirl is at the mid-point (we hope) of her show's life cycle and has been through a ton of grief these past few seasons. Do you really think that the CW adding/developing a Superman show at this particular time to the mix is by conicidence? It's their contingency plan.
#47 RE: Superman Show Being DevelopedDigificWriter 2019-11-01 10:28
Quoting Romulus:
Quoting starlord:
Not looking forward to this show one bit. There i said it. Supergirl is MY show.


*****

Supergirl is also my show despite this season's (apparently poor) changes across the board.

Adding a Superman show to the CW Arrowverse line-up on whatever platform (TV or streaming), although well-intentioned, will dilute the overall brand and will detract from the SG viewing experience. The numbers will reflect this.

With a plethora of new shows on TV and through streaming in the offing (for 2020 and beyond), no one can predict where this show will wind up. I'm hoping they (the PTB) have thought this through and are happy with whatever outcome is bound to ensue.


I fail to see how a family drama focused on two working parents and their very young son and where the superheroics are likely to be very small-scale is going to have a negative ratings effect on an action show where the superheroics are large-scale and a key focus of the narrative.
+1 #46 RE: Superman Show Being DevelopedRomulus 2019-11-01 09:09
Quoting starlord:
Not looking forward to this show one bit. There i said it. Supergirl is MY show.


*****

Supergirl is also my show despite this season's (apparently poor) changes across the board.

Adding a Superman show to the CW Arrowverse line-up on whatever platform (TV or streaming), although well-intentioned, will dilute the overall brand and will detract from the SG viewing experience. The numbers will reflect this.

With a plethora of new shows on TV and through streaming in the offing (for 2020 and beyond), no one can predict where this show will wind up. I'm hoping they (the PTB) have thought this through and are happy with whatever outcome is bound to ensue.
#45 RE: Superman Show Being DevelopedDigificWriter 2019-10-31 21:35
Quoting muckle9999:
Quoting DigificWriter:
Quoting muckle9999:
I think the star and focus of the show is going to be the baby jon. I feel if not for the baby jon there would be no show. Elizabeth and Tyler as Lois and Clark does not interest me but the baby jon brings much potential for a different and fun series.


Without some kind of time shenanigans, this show is likely going to be taking place within the first year of Clark and Lois' marriage and the first year of their son's life, and you can't make an infant the star of a show.


Well I'm hoping that baby jon is walking when the show airs. I think we can do without the infant jon nursing scenes. You know around 16 months or so. The only baby star that I can think of would be Baby Leroy from the old W.C.Fields movies. When he was on the set he would steal every scene.


I was wrong about Clark and Lois' son being a newborn infant in this series should it make it to air, but he'd still be very young (just over 1 year old) based on when we learned about his conception versus when he would end up being born (which is September 2019, BTW).
+1 #44 RE: Superman Show Being Developedstarlord 2019-10-31 21:18
Not looking forward to this show one bit. There i said it. Supergirl is MY show.
#43 RE: Superman Show Being Developedmuckle9999 2019-10-31 12:32
Quoting DigificWriter:
Quoting muckle9999:
I think the star and focus of the show is going to be the baby jon. I feel if not for the baby jon there would be no show. Elizabeth and Tyler as Lois and Clark does not interest me but the baby jon brings much potential for a different and fun series.


Without some kind of time shenanigans, this show is likely going to be taking place within the first year of Clark and Lois' marriage and the first year of their son's life, and you can't make an infant the star of a show.


Well I'm hoping that baby jon is walking when the show airs. I think we can do without the infant jon nursing scenes. You know around 16 months or so. The only baby star that I can think of would be Baby Leroy from the old W.C.Fields movies. When he was on the set he would steal every scene.
#42 RE: Superman Show Being DevelopedDigificWriter 2019-10-30 20:59
Quoting muckle9999:
I think the star and focus of the show is going to be the baby jon. I feel if not for the baby jon there would be no show. Elizabeth and Tyler as Lois and Clark does not interest me but the baby jon brings much potential for a different and fun series.


Without some kind of time shenanigans, this show is likely going to be taking place within the first year of Clark and Lois' marriage and the first year of their son's life, and you can't make an infant the star of a show.
#41 RE: Superman Show Being Developedmuckle9999 2019-10-30 14:44
I think the star and focus of the show is going to be the baby jon. I feel if not for the baby jon there would be no show. Elizabeth and Tyler as Lois and Clark does not interest me but the baby jon brings much potential for a different and fun series.


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