Superman and Lois seems to be the CW’s golden child right now, getting tons of praise from fans and critics alike for its cinematic scope. The series has shined with Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch leading as the titular characters, who’ve uprooted their life in Metropolis and headed back to Smallville. The series has seen a ton of different directors take their turn at the helm and they recently brought in a face familiar from comic book television.
Best known for playing Jemma Simmons on Agents of Shield, Elizabeth Henstridge joined the second season of Superman and Lois in a directing role, picking up the episode “Anti-Hero”. Henstridge took to Instagram to share her excitement in directing the episode by sharing some photos from set, featuring her alongside the man of steel himself.
Henstridge recently spoke with TV Line on how she came about being able to direct and episode of Superman and Lois, detailing how she’d be very interested in directing for Berlanti Productions for awhile.
This is my dream show and my dream job, so I was gunning for a while to direct and episode. I love the superhero genre, and I kind of launched a targeted attack on Berlanti Productions, aiming towards a lot of his shows. Superman and Lois is top of my list, so with my [directed] epsode of S.H.I.E.L.D, I was able to get meetings with people over there and work my way through to getting a meet with [showrunner] Todd Helbing. I just love everything he does, I love what he says in the shows that he’s involved in, and I love Superman and Lois, so I basically just talked his ear off for an hour. I think that to shut me up he was like, “You can helm an episode”Elizabeth Henstridge
The second season of Superman and Lois also featured the former Pink Power Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson, directing an episode of the series. In the past few years Johnson has directed multiple indie films. Its fun to see the series rotate such great talent and continuously welcome new voices each season.