Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes
Get ready DC fans, because yet another Superman prequel series is heading into production.
From the producers of Gotham comes Metropolis, a series that will follow Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as “they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets” before the arrival of the Man of Steel.”
In an exclusive report from Variety, the series has already scored a 13 episode, straight-to-series order and will premiere on DC’s upcoming digital service. This marks the fourth DC series announced for the in-development streaming service, along with Titans, an animated Harley Quinn show and the third season of Young Justice.
Metropolis is the second Superman prequel series in the works at Warner Bros. and DC, after Syfy’s Krypton, which debuts on March 21st. The series was originally being developed as a companion to Gotham, but Fox decided to pass on the the project.
John Stephens and Danny Cannon, two writers and executive producers from Fox’s Gotham, are on board as executive producers for Metropolis. Cannon is directing the first episode from a script written by Stephens. No further details surrounding the prequel series are known at this time.
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