Superman is coming back to the world of animation. HBO Max and Cartoon Network have ordered two seasons of My Adventures With Superman, a new series focusing on Clark Kent’s early days as the world’s original superhero. The title character will be voiced by Jack Quaid, best known for his work on Amazon’s The Boys, while Alice Lee will give life to Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane. The series will also feature Jimmy Olsen as part of Kent and Lane’s investigative journalist team, as the trio of twenty-somethings partner up to take on life together. Warner Bros. Animation President Sam Register elaborated on the series’ production:
This is the first animated Superman series in many years and we want to tell our Superman story through the trio of Clark, Lois, and Jimmy – whose relationship dynamic will allow for rich, serialized and engaging stories as we explore their lives as individuals and their journey together as friends.
The cartoon will function as Superman’s coming-of-age story, and will follow Clark as he builds his secret identity, falls in love with Lois, and embraces his role as the hero of Metropolis. Lois, portrayed as a growing star in her field, will share Clark’s adventures and help bring down the bad guys while taking aspiring photographer Jimmy Olsen under her wing. Warner Bros. Head of Kids & Family Programming Amy Freidman provided further explanation:
This fresh take from the Warner Bros. Animation team delivers a modern, relatable Clark Kent alongside a fearless, whip smart Lois Lane who are navigating the small tasks of both becoming adults and trying to save the world.
The series will be produced by animation veterans Jake Wyatt, Brendan Clogher, and Josie Campbell. The trio’s collective work includes shows like Voltron: Legendary Defender, Teen Titans Go!, and Steven Universe.