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'Superman & Lois' showrunner on Crisis fallout, multiversal shake-ups in Season 2
It might be old news at this point, but the Crisis is still shaking up the Arrowverse.
Surprise visitors from the multiverse? Reality-changing chaos? No, we’re not talking about Spider-Man: No Way Home — it’s just the second season of The CW’s Superman & Lois. So what’s in store for the series’ long-awaited return?
One big change fans can expect in Season 2 is a new spin on an old character they’ve already met: Lucy Lane, Lana’s sister, has already been introduced previously on Supergirl. But she’s getting a reinvention this time around. Jenna Dewan is still playing Lucy as she makes the jump to Superman & Lois, but she’s going to look very different in this new DC series.
Series showrunner Todd Helbing told TV Insider they took advantage of the reality-rewriting twist from the Crisis on Infinite Earths event a couple seasons ago as a way to reinvent the character in a way that can move the story forward on Superman & Lois.
“We were able to do that thanks to the blanket of Crisis, which sort of rewrote characters… she was so lovely and on-board and excited about it,” Helbing explained. “I don’t wanna give away too much, but I’ll say she is the complete opposite of Lois. Like, Lois is very secure in her marriage to Clark and as a mother to the boys, and in her job. Lucy is none of those.”
Lucy Lane isn’t the only new-ish character showing up in Season 2, though, as new addition Natalie Irons (Tayler Buck) will also be finding her way in this universe after jumping over from John Henry Irons’ (Wole Parks) universe where an evil Superman went rogue and killed Lois — who was married to John Henry in that reality (confused yet?). Natalie is their daughter, which will make things more than a bit awkward considering Lois is her alt-universe mother, though she’s never actually met her in this reality.
One thing they’re not doing, though, is a love triangle between the Kent siblings and Natalie. Since they’re… kind of alt-universe siblings themselves, and that’d be kind of weird.
“So it’s more that they just develop a friendship. Nat and John Henry, they’re struggling in this world and in Smallville,” Helbing said. “It’s probably the last place they thought they would be. But Nat becomes pretty good friends with Sarah (Inde Navarette).”
The second season of Superman & Lois premieres Tuesday, January 11 on The CW.