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Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain 'would love to' see their characters Lois & Clark return to the small screen

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Oct 5, 2018

Although it's been 25 years since Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman premiered, stars Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain would love to see what their characters are doing presently. Heck, they'd even be amenable to bringing them back through the Arrowverse, if that's in the cards. 

While reuniting at New York Comic Con's main stage in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of their series on Friday, an attendee asked them if, given that the characters in the CW Arrowverse shows (particularly in The Flash) constantly travel to parallel Earths, would Hatcher and Cain be open to doing an episode within that narrative universe?

The actors didn't hesitate. 

"Of course, that would be amazing! I would love to do that," responded Hatcher. 

Cain joked that it would require more than just one episode, then replied: "I would love to see what Lois and Clark are doing 25 years later." 

This was definitely a theme of the reuinion panel. In fact, both actors talked about their pitches for what a Lois & Clark series would look like now. Hatcher even mentioned that she's discussed the idea of rebooting the series with network executives, but "it's complicated," given that these companies have long-term plans for these characters that are all interconnected.

Cain's pitch for a "where are they now?" version of Lois & Clark: "I could see the baby [left on their doorstep in the final episode] being a Kryptonian child," he said. "I could see them having some Krypto-Earth kids." Cain added that he also envisioned Lois being Mayor of Metropolis, while Clark is still "pushing papers." 

Hatcher's version, however, was by her own admission a little darker. In her idea for a reboot, Lois and Clark raise a kid, but when they had the child, the child would have all of Superman's powers, while Clark would lose them (in her story, they couldn't both have powers). Now that the kid's older, he’s struggling to figure out what to do with his powers and he’s making bad choices. 

Clark, meanwhile, feels emasculated now that he no longer is more powerful than a locomotive, which of course puts a strain on his and Lois' marriage. (Man, Hatcher wasn't kidding about her version being a bit darker.) 

Once the kid leaves the nest, Hatcher continued, Lois and Clark have to figure out whether or not to stay married, and then Lois has to help Clark get his powers back so that their son can be a better person. 

To which Cain jokingly replied: "I don't have my powers...?"

Clearly, they've been thinking about it. And both of their visions of the characters are in-line with the original series, which, as Hatcher noted, focused on the relationship between the two characters over the adventures.

Ultimately, Cain noted that "between us, we've got a decent story."  

Lois & Clark ran from 1993 to 1997, and fully payed up the romantic comedy angle between the Last Son of Krypton (Cain) and The Daily Planet's best reporter (Hatcher). It eventually ended abruptly on a cliffhanger at the end of its fourth season. 

So, what do you think? Would you like to see these two actors reprise their roles, be it in a new rebooted series or through the Arrowverse? Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

Additional reporting by Benjamin Bullard.

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