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HBO Max give new Superman animated series a straight-to-series order

May 19th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Earlier today we reported that HBO Max have given a darker take on Batman a series order with Batman: Caped Crusader (here) and now it’s Superman’s turn, it seems.

The new series will be called My Adventures with Superman and will star The Boys’ Jack Quaid as the Man of Steel and it has been awarded a two-season run for now.

However, unlike Batman: Caped Crusader, this show will seem to skewer towards a lighter tone, as can be seen by the art style above, with the Last Son of Krypton, focusing on a young Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

The series is being produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC Comics as it follows Clark Kent, Lois Lane (Alice Lee), and their best friend Jimmy Olsen early in their careers.

All are twenty-somethings that begin to discover who they are and everything they can accomplish together as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet.

Clark builds his secret Superman identity and embraces his role as the hero of Metropolis. Lois, now growing into a star investigative journalist, takes aspiring photographer Jimmy under her wing.

At the same time Clark and Lois are falling in love, sharing adventures, taking down bad guys, stumbling over secrets, and discovering what it means to be Superman and Lois Lane.

Sam Register serves as executive producer. Jake Wyatt and Brendan Clogher are on board as co-executive producers and Josie Campbell as co-producer.

It’s good to see that HBO Max are dedicated to the DC brand… let’s just hope they can keep the quality high.

Thoughts? Let me hear them.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….