Superman Getting The Gotham Treatment With Metropolis TV Show

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What was Metropolis like before Superman moved to town? That's a question that will be answered in the latest original series announced for DC Entertainment's upcoming streaming service.

Metropolis comes from John Stephens and Danny Cannon--the producers of Gotham, which is set in a pre-Batman Gotham City--and will consist of a 13-episode first season. A synopsis from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV reads, "Set in the wondrous and awe-inspiring 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."

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While on the surface, Metropolis sounds a lot like Gotham, there is a major difference. While Batman has yet to arrive in Gotham City on the Fox series, a young Bruce Wayne is one of the main characters. With Metropolis focussing on Lex Luthor and Lois Lane, there will likely be no Clark Kent. Of course, it's notable that Lois is teaming with someone who will go on to become one of the biggest villains in the DC universe.

Metropolis will go into production later in the year to make a debut in 2019 on DC's streaming service. It joins other announced series like the live-action Titans, and animated Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn series. A date for the new platform's release has not been announced.

Interestingly, this isn't the only Superman-centric show that's happening. Krypton, which is set before the superhero's birth, premieres March 21 on Syfy.

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Its hardly Superman-centric if Superman isn't in it.

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How many Superman prequels do we need? Smallville, Krypton, now this?

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the only Lex is Michael Rosenbaum

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I don't understand all these, "Superhero-show-that's-not-actually-about-superheroes". What the hell is the point? Who gives a flying, blue f*** about Metropolis itself?

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this is a horrible idea they do know that gotham is now canceled

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@shadowwarrior4: You gave me a scare, sir.

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@shadowwarrior4: Wrong, it's still going. Mid season break for Season 4.

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A story told about a city that nobody gives a shit about it's lore. What made those cities revelant were superheroes, not environment, that's why it shall flop in the future.

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DC just don't have a goddamn clue how to manage their IPs... no wonder Marvel are beating them at every turn.

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@Ayato_Kamina_1: Marvel is getting trounced in the TV space.

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Isn't there already a show called Krypton?

Do they really need another show like this

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@Soulwarfare42: It is, however it explains story behind last moments of pre-destruction of Krypton + Superman's grand grand (or only grand?) dad's early dult years of being superhero.

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@infiniin: That doesn't sound interesting at all...

Why not make superhero TV shows like Black lightning and stuff which people would be interested in. Do what Marvel do with their TV show and give lesser known heroes a spotlight to shine in.

Why make a TV show about a city? No one wants that

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@Soulwarfare42: Black Lighting is very meh at it's best. Not that I was overhyped, but CW DC show's quality began rapidly decline since Arrow season 3 and ratings showcase it. Heck, even Legends of Tomorrow is atm better than BL, sure their airing only first season, but it's the same scenario like with Supergirl, in the long run BL will become irrevelant. Therefore, I linked to trust CW even less and current hype is stopped at Titans tv show.

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