Superman & Lois season 4 is one of the most highly anticipated DC projects of next year. However, it seems as though the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes may have a bigger impact than many fans might think.
Superman & Lois narrowly escaped cancellation in getting renewed for season 4 while Gotham Knights was cancelled. Despite the show’s cast being seriously reduced for the next season, fans still eagerly await the next chapter in Smallville. However, according to the CEO of Nexstar (The CW’s parent company), the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes are going to push the series deeper into 2024:
“The farther the strike goes on,” CEO Perry Sook told Deadline “[shows like Superman and Lois] get pushed further and further into 2024.”
While this certainly comes as sad news for Superman and Lois fans awaiting season 4, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Television has always had a quicker turnaround writing and filming wise than film. So while fans may have to wait a little longer for their favorite series, it’s certainly worth it for SAG-AFTRA and WGA to come to fair deals that allow the cast and crew to earn according to their worth.
Superman’s DC Universe Future
Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. James Gunn promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
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