DC Entertainment has officially revealed plans for a live-action show about Superman’s city of residence, Metropolis. The kicker is that the show won’t involve Superman and will instead follow events in the city prior to the Man of Steel’s arrival.
Metropolis is to be overseen by Gotham executive producers, John Stephens and Danny Cannon, with the pilot being directed by Cannon.
Here’s some additional details from DC’s official press release:
“Metropolis will follow Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets. Airing exclusively on DC’s upcoming digital service, it promises to show us a wondrous and awe-inspiring City of Tomorrow, before the emergence of Superman, and establish much of the Man of Steel’s world leading up to his arrival.
Metropolis, which will debut in 2019, has received a direct-to-series order for a first season of 13 episodes and will go into production later this year.”
There you have it, folks. So far that makes a total of four series (two live-action and two animated) that will be included with DC’s streaming service by 2019.