Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment have announced today in a press release that another original series is heading to DC’s upcoming streaming service. The newly announced show is called Metropolis, and its concept is based on a Metropolis before the arrival of Superman. It will follow Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as “they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets.”
Metropolis received a direct-to-series order for a first season of 13 episodes and is set to begin production later this year with a slated 2019 release date. The show will have John Stephens and Danny Cannon as executive producers, with Cannon set to direct the first episode and Stephens set to write it. It’s important to note that both Stephens & Cannon serve as well as executive producers for the DC T.V show Gotham, which currently airs on FOX.
Metropolis is the second live-action series to be announced for the platform and the 4th series overall, the others being: Titans, Harley Quinn, and Young Justice: Outsiders. The platform doesn’t have a current release date but is expected to launch in 2018.
What are your thoughts on this? Are you excited for the series? Will you be watching when it hits the DC streaming service in 2019? Let us know at @SuperBroMovies and in the comments below! –Kenneth Colon