With January comes the next fall lineup of television, as CW has reportedly given season orders for both their upcoming shows Superman and Lois and Walker, Texas Ranger.
Deadline is reporting that CW went from giving both shows the single pilot orders, to season pickups meaning that both shows have basically been given the green light to start preparations for full seasons of television.
This shows the CW executives’ extent of the faith they have in these two upcoming shows. Straight to series orders was also given, according to Deadline, because both pilot scripts were quite good, and because of the star power both in front of and behind the camera.
Superman and Lois have Todd Helbing and Greg Berlanti producing as they both have been doing Arrowverse shows for years. Anna Fricke and Dan Lin are the producers for Walker, Texas Ranger and the situation is slightly different as Fricke doesn’t have much to her name, but Lin has produced some of the most successful blockbusters at Warner Brothers for the past 15 years.
Also, both shows are well known in the world of television as Ranger is famous for Chuck Norris and Superman has had several animated shows and several live-action television shows over the past 75+ years, not mentioning films and video-games.
The pilots will need to be filmed and tested but the CW has placed good faith in both shows without too much worry. The only hiccup could be the other new DC television show Green Arrow and the Canaries could interfere as DC only really puts out one new CW show a year. If that pilot works as well, there could be a competition between DC shows.
Superman and Lois is starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch stars as Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane respectively and follows the life they now lead in the Post-Crisis Arrowverse as new working parents. The Crisis left on a small cliff hanger in regards to what their child is doing, or if there is more than one. This show is also technically a Supergirl spinoff.
Walker, Texas Ranger stars Jared Padelecki from Supernatural as Cordell Walker, a Ranger coming back from two years of undercover work as he tries to come to terms with his wife’s death and learn how to be a single father. He also has to try and learn to get along with his new partner, the first female Texas Ranger in history.
Both shows are set to premiere in Fall 2020.