Although a lot of viewers were generally thrilled by Tyler Hoechlin’s portrayal of Superman in the first two episodes of “Supergirl” Season 2, it seems that DC fans shouldn’t expect a new Superman TV series anytime soon.
During a recent Q&A session following an advance screening of last night’s episode, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told a group of reporters that they currently have no plans for a Superman spinoff series starring Hoechlin in the lead role.
“This is going to sound like we’re abused kids, but we’re so happy with what we get to do,” Kreisberg said (via Collider) when asked if he ever thought about giving Superman his own show. “I don’t mean for that to sound as bad as it does, but we asked if we could have Superman in the first episode, and DC and Warner Bros. said, ‘You can have him for the first two episodes!’ And we were like, ‘Great!’ I’m not going to sit here and say that there’s never going to be a world in which there is a Superman TV show and that Tyler’s going to star in it.”
While a Superman TV series starring Hoechlin in the lead role is not far from happening, the exec producer said that their attention right now is on “Supergirl.”
“I don’t know what the future holds. But right now, that’s not our focus,” Kreisberg said of a potential Superman spinoff series. “Right now, we’re working on ‘Supergirl,’ which is the flagship, and working on a way for Tyler to reprise the role is really what our focus is on Supergirl right now.”
Hoechlin also acknowledged the possibility of him getting his own Superman TV show in the future, but the 29-year-old actor was quick to point out that he isn’t the one who decides on such things.
“You never know,” the “Teen Wolf” alum told Entertainment Weekly when asked if there’s chance of him starring in his own Superman TV series. “[But] those are decisions of people in a much different place than I. It’s been a few years since Superman’s really been sticking around on TV for a long time, and who knows what they’ll end up doing and what they’ll want to do. ... I’m just very excited for what the situation is at the moment.”
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“Supergirl’s” next episode, entitled “Welcome to Earth,” airs on Monday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Check out the synopsis for Season 2, episode 3 below:
“An attack is made on the President (Lynda Carter) as hot-button, alien vs. human rights issues heat up in National City. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO are assigned to protect the President and bring in the responsible party. Alex (Chyler Leigh) teams up with Detective Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) to investigate the case while Kara searches for a recently escaped Mon-El (Chris Wood), who she fears may be the alien behind the assault.”