Superman & Lois season 4: release date, cast, everything we know so far about the final season

Tyler Hoechlin in Superman & Lois season 3
Tyler Hoechlin in Superman & Lois season 3 (Image credit: Katie Yu/The CW)

After anxious fans waited on pins and needles, The CW finally announced that Superman & Lois season 4 will happen, with the caveat that season 4 will be the final season of the series. . Superman & Lois season 3 introduced several new stories and characters that will continue in the new season. 

"We are thrilled to bring All-American: Homecoming and Superman & Lois back to The CW," said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment at The CW, via a press release. "These series are two of our strongest performers across our linear and digital platforms with some of the most passionate fanbases in all of television. We are grateful to our partners at Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions for their continued collaboration, and we cannot wait to get started on the new seasons."

Some of the big changes in season 4 come about as a result of budget cuts. The CW opted to keep Superman & Lois and its other hit series on the bubble, All American: Homecoming, but in order to make it happen some cost-cutting had to be done. For Superman & Lois, that means a shortened 10-episode season and a trimmed-down roster of regular cast members. 

Here's what we know about Superman & Lois season 4. 

Superman & Lois season 4 release date

Superman & Lois premieres Thursday, October 17, at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The season premiere will be a two-hour event. 

We don't have a premiere date for UK viewers just yet, but as soon as one is available we'll have it for you right here. 

Superman & Lois season 4 will air 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.  

Superman & Lois season 4 plot

There's no synopsis for Superman & Lois season 4 just yet, but here's the general series synopsis from The CW: "In Superman & Lois, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), 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. Based on the characters from DC Comics created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster."

Superman & Lois season 4 cast

As mentioned previously, part of the deal to bring Superman & Lois back for a fourth season included cutting the number of series regulars. Tyler Hoechlin (Clark Kent/Superman), Elizabeth Tulloch (Lois Lane), Michael Bishop (Jonathan) and Alex Garfin (Jordan) will return in their roles as the Kent family, along with newly minted series regular Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), who joined the show in season 3 as Lex Luthor. 

Original cast members Dylan Walsh (Blue Bloods), Emmanuelle Chriqui (The Passage), Erik Valdez (Graceland), Inde Navarrette (13 Reasons Why) and Wolé Parks (All American), along with Tayler Buck (Tyler Perry's Assisted Living) and Sofia Hasmik (Mad About You) will not return as series regulars, but there's hope that they'll appear as guest or recurring stars in the new season. 

We'll be sure to provide more casting updates as soon as they're available. 

Superman & Lois season 4 trailer

There's no trailer for Superman & Lois season 4, but as soon as one is available we'll have it for you right here. 

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.