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DC Announces New Metropolis TV Series, Set Before Superman Arrived

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have officially announced a new television series in the works called Metropolis that is set before the time Superman became its mighty protector and began calling the bustling fictional city his home.

According to a press release, the show will instead focus on Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they both “investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets” to the world.

The idea is similar to how the Gotham television series has been treating the Batman mythos for four seasons now, centering around a young–orphaned–Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon as a rising detective against the criminal underworld. Hence, it makes perfect sense that John Stephens and Danny Cannon, executive producers from Gotham, are the ones teaming up for the new project.

The information available so far makes it unlikely that Superman will be anywhere on the screen but there is the possibility of a young Clark Kent being involved as he tries to fit in the ranks of humans.

Metropolis will begin production later this year and DC Entertainment is aiming to debut the new television series sometime in 2019. There are currently 13 episodes on the slate, and the count may increase if the reception is good enough.

Metropolis becomes the second live-action adaptation series in the works for the upcoming streaming service from DC Entertainment. Titans, already in production, is the other one. There are also a couple of animated series on the table, based on Harley Quinn and Young Justice.

There were rumors last week that Man of Steel 2 would be officially announced soon. Hopefully, Metropolis was not that announcement in disguise.