DC Adds Superman Prequel Series METROPOLIS to Streaming Service

DC Entertainment is prepping to launch its own streaming service, which will include original content. Titans and Young Justice: Outsiders are premiering sometime this year, while an animated Harley Quinn series is also in the works. Now, a fourth show has entered development.

Warner Bros. has announced that a new 13-episode series titled Metropolis is coming to DC’s streaming service. The show, which takes place before Superman’s arrival, focuses on Lois Lane and Lex Luthor in a fringe science investigation-type story. Gotham producers John Stephens and Danny Cannon are overseeing the show, which will premiere next year.

More details on the series can be found in the press release below. Stay tuned for more as we have it.

BURBANK, Calif. (January 30, 2018) – Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment today announced that Gotham executive producers John Stephens and Danny Cannon will explore the world of Metropolis in an all-new live-action drama series to air exclusively on the upcoming DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service, operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks. Metropolis has received a direct-to-series order for a first season of 13 episodes and will go into production later this year for a debut on the service in 2019.

Set in the wondrous and awe-inspiring City of Tomorrow before the arrival of Superman, Metropolis follows Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets.

John Stephens (Gotham, Gossip Girl, The O.C., Gilmore Girls) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, Nikita, CSI series) are the executive producers of Metropolis. Danny Cannon will direct the first episode, from a teleplay by John Stephens, with story by Cannon and Stephens. Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, Metropolis is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

The order for Metropolis marks the fourth announced series for the new DC digital service, which will deliver an immersive experience designed just for DC fans. Additional programs include Warner Bros. Television’s live-action drama Titans, as well as Warner Bros. Animation’s Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders.

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