The CW has ordered both Superman and Lois, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, and its Walker, Texas Ranger reboot with Jared Padalecki to series.
Both projects are still in the script stage, with their first episodes set to be shot this spring in advance of the network’s upfront presentation in May.
Superman and Lois will follow the world’s most famous super hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. The Flash showrunner Todd Helbing will write and executive produce, with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns also executive producing. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Berlanti and Helbing are currently under overall deals.
Walker is a reimagining of the long-running classic Chuck Norris-led series, this time with CW vet Padalecki playing Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.