Superman & Lois season 3: next episode, cast, plot and everything we know

Elizabeth Tulloch and Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and Lois.
(Image credit: The CW)

It's hard to believe that Superman & Lois is already flying into its third season, which sees the Kent family pull together to fight off their biggest threat yet. Lois is in danger and Clark must rally his boys to get her back.

The original cast returns in season 3 along with a few exciting new faces. The show's future is uncertain as The CW shifts its programming lineup, however, it's joined by the new series Gotham Knights to anchor Tuesday nights. 

Here's what we know about Superman & Lois season 3. 

Is Superman & Lois renewed for season 4?

Superman & Lois was renewed for season 4. Fans were waiting for news on the show's fate after The CW pushed their decision to the very last minute. All American: Homecoming was also given another season while Gotham Knights was cancelled after one season. 

Superman & Lois season 4 will have 10 episodes next season as opposed to the 13 episodes it had in season 3. 

Next episode of Superman & Lois season 3 

Superman & Lois season 3 airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT. New episodes are available the following day on The CW app. 

The season finale airs June 27 and is titled "What Kills You Only Makes You Stronger." Here's the episode description: "All of Smallville comes together to view a meteor shower; Lex Luthor makes his move."

As of this writing, there's no word on a UK premiere date, but as that information becomes available, we'll add it here. 

Superman & Lois season 3 episode guide

Keep track of all the episodes in Superman & Lois season 3 right here:

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 1: "Closer"
"An undercover assignment reveals a deadly foe that promises to change the Kent family forever; John Henry is haunted by his doppelgänger's past; Sarah explores what the future holds for her and Jordan; General Samuel Lane reclaims his post."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 2: "Uncontrollable Forces"
"Clark and Chrissy notice a small crack in Lois' game face; Sarah and Jordan have an awkward encounter; Lana receives a panicked phone call."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 3: "In Cold Blood"
"Lois and Chrissy pursue a new lead in the Mannheim investigation, against Clark's wishes; Jonathan, Jordan and Nat's attempt at a kind gesture is complicated by an unexpected obstacle; Lana, Sarah and Kyle adjust to their new normal."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 4: "Too Close to Home"
"Lois interrupts an intense conversation between Clark and John Henry; Kyle tries to run interference between Sarah and Lana; Jonathan has a heated discussion with Candice's dad."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 5: "Head On"
"Clark and General Lane both have a hard time giving Lois room to make her own decisions; Lana and Sarah have a run-in with an old friend at the diner; Natalie has a surprise visitor."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 6: "Of Sound Mind"
"Clark finds himself in uncharted territory; Lois bonds with a new friend; Superman pays Bruno Mannheim a surprise visit; Lana puts Sarah in charge while she's away at a meeting with Chrissy."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 7: "Forever and Always"
"Lois and Clark dig deeper on Bruno Mannheim, starting with his connections to Hob's Bay Medical Center; Jonathan and Jordan panic at home over Lois' dire diagnosis; Matteo comes to Smallville to meet John Henry."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 8: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
"In the wake of learning that Bruno and Peia are married, Clark works to reignite Lois' interest in taking Bruno down; Natalie meets Matteo's parents for the first time, with disastrous consequences; Jordan interferes with Jonathan's training."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 9: "The Dress"
"Superman and John Henry clash over how to handle Bruno Mannheim; Lois worries over upcoming treatments and confides in Lana about her early courtship with Clark."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 10: "Collision Course"
"Lois attempts to interview Peia in the hopes of unearthing the truth about an old case; Clark struggles to spend quality time with the boys; Jonathan and Jordan find themselves at a party, where tensions between Sarah and Jordan come to a head."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 11: "Complications"
"Clark helps Lois prepare for a procedure, but must leave the boys with her to help John Henry and General Lane track down the Mannheims; John Henry and Nat butt heads over her desire to help Matteo; Bruno's plans go awry; Peia's condition worsens."

Superman & Lois season 3 episode 12: "Injustice"
"Lois and Clark clash with Jordan over his carelessness around using his powers in public; after 17 years behind bars, Lex Luthor is set to be released from prison."

Superman & Lois season 3 cast 

Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl) and Elizabeth Tulloch (Grimm) return to their roles of Clark Kent/Superman and Lois, respectively. Alexander Garfin (The Peanuts Movie) is back as Kent's son Jordan, but his twin brother Jonathan is now played in season 3 by Michael Bishop, who replaces Jordan Elsass.

Newcomers to the series include a pair of The Walking Dead alums, Michael Cudlitz and Chad L. Coleman. Cudlitz plays Lex Luthor while Coleman plays crime boss Bruno Mannheim. 

Also returning this season are series regulars Inde Navarrette (13 Reasons Why) as Sarah Cushing, Wolé Parks (All American) as John Henry Irons, Dylan Walsh (Blue Bloods) as General Sam Lane, Erik Valdez (Graceland) as Kyle Cushing, Emmanuelle Chriqui (The Passage) as Lana Lane Cushing, Sofia Hasmik (Mad About You) as Chrissy and Tayler Buck (Tyler Perry's Assisted Living) as Natalie.   

Superman & Lois season 3 plot 

Here's the Superman & Lois season 3 synopsis from The CW:

"Season three of Superman & Lois opens weeks after Superman’s blowout defeat of Ally Allston. Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) are now working at the Smallville Gazette together and enjoying small-town life. But the Kents’ romantic bliss only shines a light on how isolating “the secret” can be, as Chrissy (Sofia Hasmik) struggles to balance a new love interest and her friendship with Lois. However, Lois’ own work-life balance is put to the test when an undercover assignment reveals a deadly foe that promises to change the Kent family forever. Superman would move heaven and earth for his family, but with a villain this merciless, even that might not be enough. 

"Meanwhile, the Kent boys find themselves being pulled in opposite directions as Jordan (Alex Garfin) discovers what a superhero-identity really means and Jonathan (Michael Bishop) searches for purpose beyond the football field. Amid all this upheaval, John Henry (Wolé Parks) is haunted by his doppelgänger’s past, leading to dangerous consequences for him and Natalie (Tayler Buck). Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Kyle (Erik Valdez) redefine their family post-separation, while Sarah (Inde Navarrette) explores what the future holds for her and Jordan now that she knows the truth about his powers. Having learned the hard way that no one else can be trusted to work with Superman, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh) reclaims his post at the Department of Defense, only to face his own conflict in working with his grandson, Jordan." 

Superman & Lois season 3 trailer 

"We are going to get through this as a family." That's the message of the Superman & Lois season 3 trailer. Take a look below:

How to watch Superman & Lois season 3 

Superman & Lois season 3 airs on The CW, which is available through a cable TV subscription. If you've cut the cord to traditional cable, you can find The CW on several live TV streaming services including FuboTV, Hulu Live with TV and YouTube TV. New episodes become available to stream on-demand the day after they premiere on the free and easy-to-use The CW app

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer


Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts the My Nights Are Booked Podcast and a blog dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She also published her first novel, Once Upon an Interview, in 2022.