A new series regular has been cast for the latest Arrowverse show. General Sam Lane will appear on Superman & Lois.
The newest Arrowverse show has added another cast member to its list. Dylan Walsh is set to appear as a series regular on Superman & Lois. The actor will be playing Lois Lane’s father, General Sam Lane. As reported byDeadline, Walsh’s character is written to be a tough-as-nails patriot, determined to keep his country and the world safe.
Lane’s a workaholic who demands nothing but excellence from all those in his life.
Walsh is a familiar face in television, with credits on Nip/Tuck, Unforgettable and Blue Bloods, among others. He will be joining the stars of the show, Tyler Hoechlin (Superman/Clark Kent) and Elizabeth Tulloch (Lois Lane), as the first couple of DC Comics navigates life as working parents.
The pair must juggle working as reporters at the Daily Planet in Metropolis while being parents to teenage twins, Jonathan and Jordan, who will be played by Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin.
It appears that the show has made significant changes to Clark and Lois’ lives. The couple announced their pregnancy to Clark’s cousin, Kara, during the 2018 Arrowverse crossover, ‘Elseworlds’. Over the course of only two years, the boys have become teenagers?
Recasting Lois’ father for the show is another big difference from the original Earth-38 story. General Sam Lane had made an appearance on Supergirl well before the greatest reporter in comics did. In season one of Supergirl, the Girl of Steel’s romantic rival was Lucy Lane, sister of Lois.
Lucy’s father was introduced more as an intimidation tactic for the DEO and Lucy’s boyfriend Jimmy Olsen, and at the time he was played by Glenn Morshower. Will Superman & Lois address the change in actors? Perhaps, post ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ more than just the age and number of Lois’ children changed in her life.
Superman & Lois is a direct-to-series show that is scheduled to debut in the fall of 2020. This will be the first time that Superman has headline his own show since Smallville ended in 2011.