'Superman & Lois' season 1 — release date, cast, plot, trailer, and everything we know

Superman and Lois cast
'Superman and Lois' is coming to the BBC. (Image credit: BBC)

Comic book fans will finally be able to watch Superman and Lois in the UK, as the hit US series is heading to BBC1 in early December. The series is already available in the US via Warner Bros. Television and originally aired on The CW.

Speaking about the series, Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, says: "Superman and Lois is an ambitious and involving new superhero series — one we are sure will intrigue and excite not just existing fans, but BBC viewers of all ages."

So whether you've been eagerly anticipating the UK release, or you want to dive into something new, here's everything we know about Superman and Lois so far...

'Superman and Lois' release date

The first season of Superman and Lois will begin on BBC1 on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 5.40pm with all 15 episodes arriving on BBC iPlayer for those who'd prefer to watch as a boxset.

It has already aired in the US over on The CW, with the first season premiering in Feb 2021. US Amazon customers can also watch the series on-demand via Prime Video

What is the plot of 'Superman and Lois'?

Superman and Lois follows Clark Kent and Lois Lane who are trying to live a "normal" life as working parents. This scenario is billed as one of their toughest challenges to date!

The official synopsis reads: "After years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the pair come face-to-face with one of their greatest challenges ever — dealing with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society."

Talking about the series, Tyler Hoechlin, who plays Clark, says: "There are a lot of things that people are dealing with right now, so it’s relatable to see Superman going through those same problems — issues that can’t be solved with x-ray vision. It doesn’t matter that you can fly, you’ve still got to deal with this stuff. Clark is very comfortable in the role of Superman. But as a dad, he’s still trying to figure it out every day."

Who's in the cast?

Tyler Hoechlin plays Superman aka Clark Kent and Elizabeth Tulloch stars opposite him as his wife and world-renowned journalist Lois Lane.

In the series, the couple have two sons Jonathan and Jordan played by Jordan Elsass and Alex Garfin. Jonathan is modest, kind-hearted and athletic while his brother Jordan is an outcast with social anxiety, who also inherited his father's powers.

Additional cast includes Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang-Cushing, and Dylan Walsh as Sam Lane.

Is there a trailer?

Yes! In the trailer we're introduced to the Kent family, in particular the boys' discovery that their dad is actually Superman, which Lois claims would be "more dangerous if they didn't know". This naturally causes some family conflicts which the couple have to balance with their jobs, and also saving the world... so no pressure then!

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress