Tuesday, January 30, 2018

DC Digital Service Orders Lois Lane & Lex Luthor Drama Series METROPOLIS

DC's digital service is becoming more powerful than a locomotive.

Deadline has word that the still-unnamed DC Comics digital service has given a straight-to-series order for Metropolis, a new live-action drama series starring the DC characters Lois Lane and Lex Luthor.

13 episodes have been ordered for Metropolis, which will go into production later this year for premiere on the service in 2019.  The series is described in the article as "Set in the wondrous and awe-inspiring City of Tomorrow before the arrival of Superman, Metropolis, based on the DC characters, follows Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets."

The series is the fourth DC Comics adaptation to receive a greenlight from the upcoming digital service, after the animated series Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders, and the live-action series Titans.  It's also the second Superman prequel series currently n production, joining Syfy’s upcoming drama series Krypton, from David S. Goyer, Damian Kindler and DC/Warner Bros. TV.  That series takes place on the planet Krypton approximately 200 years before the birth of Kal-El, who grows up on Earth as Clark Kent and becomes Superman.

John Stephens (Gotham, Gossip Girl, The O.C., Gilmore Girls) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, Nikita, CSI series) are the executive producers of Metropolis.  Danny Cannon will direct the first episode, from a teleplay by John Stephens, with story by Cannon and Stephens.  Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, Metropolis is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

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