Warner Bros. has announced a Superman cartoon (with a two -season order) called My Adventures With Superman during their Upfronts presentation today.
I’m sure it’s coming on the heels of the CW Superman & Lois show doing so well.
This new show won’t just be about Superman (Clark Kent) and Lois Lane. No. Jimmy Olsen is going to be inserted into the famous duo as well.
Here’s the synopsis:
“The animated series features twenty-somethings Clark Kent, the bright and driven Lois Lane (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist actress Alice Lee), and their best friend Jimmy Olsen as they begin to discover who they are and everything they can accomplish together as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet.
My Adventures with Superman follows Clark as he builds his secret Superman identity and embraces his role as the hero of Metropolis – and perhaps the world. Lois, now growing into a star investigative journalist, takes aspiring photographer Jimmy Olsen under her wing. All the while, Clark and Lois are falling in love, sharing adventures, taking down bad guys, stumbling over secrets, and discovering what it means to be Superman and Lois Lane.”
With this announcement came the slew of obligatory quotes:
Amy Friedman, Head of Kids and Family Programing at Warner Bros. said:
“Superman has remained one of the most iconic and beloved Super Heroes in the world. This fresh take from the Warner Bros. Animation team delivers a modern, relatable Clark Kent alongside a fearless, whip-smart Lois Lane who are navigating the small tasks of both becoming adults and trying to save the world.”
Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, and executive producer on this new show said:
“It’s been a great partnership working with Cartoon Network and HBO Max to bring more DC Super Heroes to the platform in new and creatively interesting ways. This is the first animated Superman series in many years and we want to tell our Superman story through the trio of Clark, Lois and Jimmy – whose relationship dynamic will allow for rich, serialized and engaging stories as we explore their lives as individuals and their journey together as friends.”
I think as long as they stick to what has worked for decades and don’t try to “reinvent” the wheel too much, it could be good. This comes after the announcement that they will be doing a new Batman Animated Series as well.
Previous shows like Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and now Superman and Lois have performed very well. If they stay to formula it should be okay. Let’s just hope we don’t get some weird love triangle with Jimmy Olson.
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