DC Streaming Service Introduces Lois Before Clark in ‘Metropolis’

Seeing as SYFY has chosen to answer the unasked question of what Superman’s grandfather used to do on Krypton, it’s only natural that someone would tackle the question of what beloved supporting characters were up to before Clark arrived in Metropolis. And so Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment just announced that the upcoming DC streaming service will be premiering a new prequel series called Metropolis in 2019.

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The show has received a direct-to-series order for a first season consisting of 13 episodes, and it’s set to go into production later this year. The story revolves around Lois Lane and Lex Luthor investigating world of fringe science as they work to expose the dark secrets of their city. But hopefully they’re not working on this together, right? Because that would certainly be a big change. Fringe science isn’t exactly what Lois specifically is known to focus on, but a series focusing on how journalism can be used to find the truth and expose corruption would certainly be welcome. The world needs an everyday hero like Lois Lane in this day and age.

Gotham‘s executive producers, John Stephen (The O.C., Gossip Girl) and Danny Cannon (Nikita, CSI), are responsible for bringing this story to life. While the tale of Jim Gordon and young Bruce Wayne received a lot of criticism in its first season for an uneven tone and unorthodox approach to canon, it has since developed into an exciting story in its own right – hopefully Metropolis will hit the ground running without those initial stumbling blocks. The first episode’s story was written by both men, with John Stephens penning the teleplay and Danny Cannon set to direct.

There are already a few other series in the works for DC’s digital service, although we don’t have any more details on the service itself outside of its brand. Titans filming is already well underway, while the animated series Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders have also been announced and are expected within the next year.

If you want to stay up to date on Metropolis news, as well as learn the general information about DC’s new digital service, visit www.DCFanUpdates.com.