DC Announces Superman Prequel TV Series ‘Metropolis’

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It looks like SyFy’s Krypton is going to have to share the spotlight with another Superman prequel on the way.

On Tuesday, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television announced that they would begin development on another Superman prequel series besides David S. Goyer’s Krypton which is set to debut on SyFy on March 21st this year. The series has been officially titled as Metropolis according to the official press release from DC Entertainment

Metropolis will follow the lives of Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane and the quintessential criminal mastermind Lex Luthor as they “investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets.”  In a similar fashion to Fox’s Gotham, the series will examine what the City of Tomorrow was like before it had a Man of Tomorrow and establish the world leading up to his first appearance. It is unknown at this time whether it will tie into the current DC Extended Universe franchise or if stars Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg will reprise their respective roles from Batman v Superman- Dawn of Justice. 

On that note, Gotham executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens will be overseeing the development and production of Metropolis as it’s executive producers. The 13-episode series’ first episode will be directed by Cannon with a script being written by Stephens and is set to debut in 2019 on the DC streaming service.

Metropolis is the newest series to be added to the slate for DC Entertainment/Warner Bros. Television upcoming and untitled DC streaming service. It will be joining the Greg Berlanti-produced Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders, and solo Harley Quinn series. Young Justice: Outsiders and the solo Harley Quinn series both are being developed by Warner Bros. Animation.

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Simeone Miller
Simeone has been involved in popular culture journalism since early 2015 as the co-founder of the highly successful Up Your Geek news organization. He specializes in covering DC, Marvel, cinema, and gaming. He is a political science major minoring in sociology and plans to be a lawyer.