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Superman & Lois Season 2 Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

The latest show set in the Arrowverse continuity, "Superman & Lois," debuted on the CW earlier this year to popular and critical acclaim. Tyler Hoechlin reprised his previous "Supergirl" guest role as an older and wiser Clark Kent, otherwise known as Superman. Now married to Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) and raising teenage sons, Jonathan and Jordan, the family settle in Clark's hometown of Smallville, Kansas, after a family tragedy. Their new lives are upended, however, by the return of Clark's past as well as Jordan's developing superpowers.

Critics cited on Rotten Tomatoes praised the show for the stars' performances as well as the unusually dramatic tone. Liz Shannon Miller of Collider wrote that "its inherent heartfelt sincerity brings with it a lot of promise; promise it may be able to live up to." 

Despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the show finished production on the currently airing first season, and in March, it was renewed for a second season on The CW, via Deadline. Here's everything we know currently about "Superman & Lois" Season 2.

What's the release date for Superman & Lois Season 2?

"Superman & Lois" is definitely coming back for a second season thanks to the show's positive reception; the only question is when. The show hasn't actually finished airing the 15-episode first-season run yet, and won't finish until the season finale, which is set to air in mid-July. Considering how much time and effort it takes to write, edit, and produce a season of television, let alone a season of a "Superman" show, don't expect "Superman & Lois" to return until at least January or February 2022.

The CW has already mostly confirmed this by leaving the show off of their fall 2021 schedule (via Bam Smack Pow), suggesting that they'll go for a midseason premiere instead. It'll be a long wait for new fans of the Kent family, but considering how much work the production put into making "Superman & Lois" with the scale of feature films (via Deadline), it should be well worth it when Season 2 finally arrives.

Who's in the cast of Superman & Lois Season 2?

The main cast of "Superman & Lois" is currently almost certain to return for Season 2, including Hoechlin as Clark/Superman, Tulloch as Lane, and Jordan Elsass and Alex Garfin as their sons, Jonathan and Jordan.

The first season has only aired 11 of 15 episodes as of this writing, meaning we're not entirely certain about the plot of the remaining four. As such, it remains to be seen whether the main Big Bad of the season, Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner), will return next season, or if he'll pay the ultimate price for trying to regenerate Krypton on Earth.

Otherwise, all of the main cast members seem set to return for Season 2, including Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang, an old friend of Clark's; Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Lana's husband; Dylan Walsh as General Sam Lane, Lois' father; and Wolé Parks as John Henry Irons, aka Steel. This may change, however, depending on the events of the last four episodes of this season.

What's the plot of Superman & Lois Season 2?

As mentioned, "Superman & Lois" Season 1 has yet to finish airing, but it would make sense if Season 2 followed the consequences of billionaire Morgan Edge revealing himself as Tal-Rho, the half-brother of Kal-El who is determined to resurrect Krypton on Earth. Not only does this mean Superman isn't the only "last son of Krypton," but it could also suggest Edge wants to outright destroy Clark's adopted planet. We'll have to wait and see if his scheme is finished by the first season finale or if he'll become a recurring villain by next season.

The most recent Season 1 episode also saw Edge threaten Clark's family in order to get his allegiance. Naturally, a Superman who turned against humanity, even under duress and to protect his loved ones, will be a development that will reverberate throughout the series and the Arrowverse. It may also impact his relationships with Lois and the twins if Lois' phone call at the end of "A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events" is any indication.