How Superman and Lois are like Friday Night Lights with superheroes

Superman & Lois showrunner Todd Helbing explained how family dramas like Friday Night Lights and Everwood inspired the Arrowverse series.

Superman and Lois It will be a more solid version of the Man of Steel and his wife, at least according to showrunner Todd Helbing. During a TCA panel for the show, Helbing revealed that he turned to family dramas like The lights of Friday night Y Everwood by inspiration.

When asked how the series got into his tone, Helbing explained, “Well, tonally, from the first conversations Greg Berlanti and I had, it was really, you know, how do we make this Superman, in general, different? We talk a lot about shows like Everwood Y The lights of Friday night and really a family show, a family drama that had Superman in it. “

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“So tonally, every time you do any of these shows, you want to make them slightly different,” he continued. “So we got as close to this as we could as a feature, from the aspect ratio, the cinematography, the look, everything, the layout of the house, the farm. We just wanted to give the audience, you know, we’re competing with these shows on cable broadcasters and cable networks. We want to do that and be able to offer the audience something with the same quality. “

Lois Lane actress Elizabeth Tulloch agreed, saying, “I’d say that, when Todd and Tyler [Hoechlin] and I went out to dinner to really talk about the show, Tyler and I were really convinced when Todd was talking The lights of Friday night. That was a really important show; the way it was shot at the time was really novel. The actors had much more freedom. It’s not that they always had to hit the mark and everything. “

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“But more than that … it was really ingrained and it was really real. I think part of what I hope audiences will respond to on our show is that this couple, despite the fact that she is a dynamic journalist and despite the fact that he is Superman are incredibly identifiable, “he added. “They’re dealing with a lot of the same problems that normal people deal with, whether it’s losing jobs or having hormonal teens pushing us all the time. It should, and I think it does, really feel, really on the ground, like Superman and Lois Lane could be your next door neighbors. “

At The CW’s Superman and Lois, Tyler Hoechlin repeats his Supergirl role as the Man of Steel opposite Elizabeth Tulloch, who plays the fearless Lois Lane. When a family emergency brings them back to Smallville, Lois and Clark decide to raise their twin sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alex Garfin) there, only to find new adversaries in Wolé’s The Stranger and Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner). Parks. . Then when the kids start to show off some spectacular skills, life gets even more complicated for the Kents and their new hometown.

Superman and Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Dylan Walsh, Alex Garfin, Jordan Elsass, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Inde Navarrette, and Wolé Parks. The series premieres Tuesday, February 23 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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