A new Superman animated series is on the way from HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Image: HBO Max/Wanermedia

My Adventures With Superman is a new animated series that will follow the lives of a young Clark Kent and Lois Lane, Warnermedia announced on Wednesday.

In the new show, Clark and Lois are both twenty-somethings trying to make their way in Metropolis, settling into their new jobs at the Daily Planet, where they meet their best friend Jimmy Olsen, and slowly grow their romance. Of course, My Adventures With Superman will also focus on Clark as he learns to live with his secret identity as Superman and how to be the hero of Metropolis.

“This is the first animated Superman series in many years and we want to tell our Superman story through the trio of Clark, Lois, and Jimmy — whose relationship dynamic will allow for rich, serialized, and engaging stories as we explore their lives as individuals and their journey as friends,” said Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, on the show’s announcement.

My Adventures with Superman will star The Boys’ Jack Quaid as Superman and Alice Lee from Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist as Lois Lane. The series is executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!), Jake Wyatt (Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus), and Brendan Clogher (Voltron: Legendary Defender). The show will be produced in a partnership between Cartoon Network and HBO Max.

Along with this new Superman series, Warnermedia also introduce a new Batman series called Batman: The Caped Crusader, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams, The Batman director Matt Reeves, and Bruce Timm.

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Jimmy is obviously very important to the story, so much so that we wont even tell you who is playing him.

This feels unnecessary. How about a teen drama with Hawk Girl and Hawk Man going to Thanagar high school, instead?

For DC Warner’s branding purposes, this is absolutely necessary.

Superman and Lois Lane are an iconic couple and over the past decade, they’ve been associated more with Zack Snyder’s underwritten and neglected version of the characters. Now that they’re moving away from Snyder (and thank Christ), I’m betting this and the CW show are two parts of a S&L Image Rehab effort, something to bring them back to the easier days of Lois and Clark.

I can’t begrudge them for trying and I think this animation style looks adorable, in no small part because Lois ends up looking moderately like a grown up Luz from The Owl House

Don’t forget that the other show that dealt with young Clark is tainted by NXIVM.

whhhhhaaaaaaaatttttttt

Smallville

It introduced the character of Chloe Sullivan, played by Allison Mack, who has since pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in the NXIVM scandal (she was charged with trafficking, conspiracy, and I think a couple other things, but pled out on the racketeering charge).

Chloe was basically THE breakout character on that show, to the point DC started incorporating her into the comics as a part of Superman’s cast of characters. She was basically Coulson before Coulson.

what the fuck that was her?

i remember when the cult was brought down there was a weird inner circle of women who were literally branded and one of the cult leaders was running it and now google is telling me it was her branding women holy shit

I totally get racebending characters to reflect the world as a rich tapestry of diversity and experiences; I just wonder why it’s always the redheads that get the change.

I hope they do Daredevil next.

Is it just me or does it look like they designed him to be white then just changed his skin tone and nothing else at the 11th hour?

They made him Black in the CW-verse as well (played by Mehcad Brooks), so I guess this is just canonising that.

This looks so much more fun and interesting (the art style alone!) than the Batman thing they just announced, too. (and haaaaa Wee Hughie is SUPERMAN now. I love it)

I only hope that Warners put more money into the animation of this thing than Amazon did for Invincible, which is just… really badly animated.

Did they steal Luz and Gus from The Owl House?

she does have immense luz energy in this particular frame

Art is cute, but I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks it looks like they just dropped Owl House into She-Ra and called it a day.

CalArts, baby!

Sounds like something I’ll enjoy, loving the personality in that one frame of animation alone.

This show looks really exciting. I hope a Wonder Woman series is not too far behind.

I genuinely enjoy certain Anime, but this gives me the vibe of a particular "shoe-horned" style of trash. Hopes for the new animated Batman, though.

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