Superman & Lois Will Be Super-Emo, Based On New CW Trailer

The CW series is due to premiere February 23.

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The CW has released a more in-depth trailer for the up-and-coming series Superman & Lois, which debuts on February 23. And if the new video is any indication, it will be super-emotional.

Although the newly released season trailer for The CW's Superman & Lois series is barely more than a minute long, chances are pretty good within its minute and 10-second runtime you'll instantly be able to tell if the show is for you. For example, in a voiceover, Lois Lane talks about millennials losing jobs and "teens with severe anxiety" and a young, moody Clark Kent (or Jon Kent?) at a garden party groans to himself that he "really wishes he could get drunk sometimes." Who knows if the series will be this tongue-in-cheek but this trailer definitely has a mood it's going for.

This overall vibe was not present in a trailer released last month, but that clip was meant to showcase the look of Superman's suit. (New stills were released just before that clip.) But ever since the show was first ordered in January 2020, it's been made clear that the show was intended to be and bring something different to the canon--an emphasis on family and the sacrifices being a superhero would really require. The family dynamic is likely to be fairly complicated, as the show will feature an expanded role for Jon Kent--Clark and Lois' son Jon, who was introduced in the comics several years ago and eventually took over the Superboy mantle. Jon was introduced in live-action as a baby during the Crisis On Infinite Earths event.

Developed by Todd Helbing (The Flash) and Greg Berlanti (Dawson's Creek), Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin (The Flash), Elizabeth Tulloch (The Flash), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), and Wolé Parks (The Vampire Diaries).

The February 23 debut date now means this show will premiere before Supergirl's sixth and final season, which is now expected is scheduled to air sometime later this year.

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