Superman & Lois showrunner Todd Helbing opens regarding the recent revelation that the CW series is set outside the core Arrowverse continuity.
Superman & Lois showrunner Todd Helbing recently broke down just how and why the CW collection left the major Arrowverse connection.
Helbing discussed the rationale behind Superman & Lois’ newly-confirmed position within the Arrowverse’s overarching canon in an interview with The Flash Podcast. “We went from having one baby to 2 teen kids, that was a significant component of it. It’s simply really felt like, it was opening up a canister of worms and also called for so much explanation to, someone like, allow’s state my mommy, a new target market participant, that it wasn’t going to play in the means that we initially meant.
” Then I had a conversation with DC, in Season 1 regarding this, there was a wish to place our very own stamp on the Superman folklore as well as just have it be able to operate on its own,” Helbing proceeded. “But the more we got through Season 1 as well as the end of Season 2, it’s just felt extra honest to not have it be on the very same world. I totally comprehend, yet I think the choice was simply made to maintain our program on a various earth as well as do the best we can.”
The Superman & Lois Season 2 finale, “Waiting for Superman,” just recently confirmed that the program takes place on a different Earth to the rest of the Arrowverse. Prior to this episode airing, many followers assumed that the collection was set on Earth-Prime, which also works as the setup for The Flash, Supergirl and also Legends of Tomorrow. A line of dialogue in “Waiting for Superman” provided by General Sam Lane improves any doubt on the matter, nonetheless, developing that the Man of Steel is the only energetic superhero in the fact of Superman & Lois.
Helbing also confirmed that Superman & Lois’ alternate Earth setting indicates that Arrowverse veteran David Ramsey depicts a various version of John Diggle in the Season 2 finale. This explains why Diggle sports a beard as well as a various hairdo in the episode, although Ramsey adopted a similar search in The Flash Season 8, Episode 18, “The Man in the Yellow Tie.” Helbing later on revealed that the program would take a similar approach needs to Supergirl be included in its lineup in Season 3. “Yeah, it would not be the Supergirl from the Arrowverse, it would certainly be our variation so we would design a new backstory for her,” he stated.
Superman & Lois Season 3 does not yet have a release day.