A TV Series Has Been Greenlit Called Metropolis .. but there’s no Superman
Warner Brothers has green-lit a thirteen episode series called ‘Metropolis’. It will be live action and will go straight to streaming, straight to DC Digital Network.
According to ‘The Hollywood Reporter‘, the live-action drama is “set in the so-called City of Tomorrow before the arrival of Superman, Metropolis follows Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets.”
The duo behind ‘Metropolis’ – John Stephens and Danny Cannon – are the same duo that are behind the hit Fox television series ‘Gotham’. In fact, the show was being shopped in the halls of Fox Studios as this was initially planned to be a companion show to ‘Gotham’. For ‘Metropolis’, both Stephens and Cannon will serve as Executive Producers. John Stephens will write the script for the first episode and Danny Cannon will then direct it before they move to their standard EP role.
‘Metropolis’ is following Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders, and an animated show starring an animated Harley Quinn to head to the streaming service.
‘Metropolis’ is also the second of the current television shows to focus on and build upon the world of Superman. The SyFy network will premiere ‘Krypton’ in March of this year. ‘Metropolis’ will be targeting a 2019 time frame to air. Thus far, Warner Brothers has committed to thirteen episodes for the first season.
At this time, no casting announcements have been made but keep checking in with comicbooked.com for updates and developments.
As we reported to you back in April of 2017, both Titans and Young Justice were the first two series to be announced for the new platform. You can find that article at this link: https://comicbooked.com/dc-digital-launch-2-new-shows/
For Krypton, we reported that you in May of 2016. You can find that article at this link: https://comicbooked.com/syfy-ordered-super-prequel-pilot-krypton/