Every generation has their favourite Superman and chances are those who grew up in the 1990s remember Dean Cain as their preferred Man of Steel. The actor played the big blue boy scout on Lois & Clark (also known as The New Adventures of Superman), opposite Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane. As the title suggests, the show was just as much about the love story between Supes and Lois as it was the superhero’s exploits. It ran for four seasons from 1993 to 1997 before being cruelly torn from the airwaves.
Now, twenty years later, Cain has been speaking about how much he’d love to feature in a Lois & Clark revival. Talking to 7 News Sydney, he explained that the show was only prematurely cancelled due to his co-star falling pregnant, which would have complicated Hatcher’s filming schedule.
“Well, you know what, we ended our show after four seasons in a weird way because we’re supposed to do a fifth season. Teri [Hatcher] got pregnant in between and couldn’t work on that fifth season so they decided to shut it down. I would have liked to done that fifth season, I think we still need a fifth season, we need something, at least part of a fifth season. So I’m hoping that we get a chance to maybe finish up the series.
“Maybe it’s six episodes, maybe it’s 10 episodes, maybe it’s a two-hour movie. But I think it would be really interesting to catch up with these two characters 20 years down the line and see what’s happened in their lives. If they have had children or what’s going on with their kids, I think it’s really interesting and I’m certainly willing to.”
Fans will remember that the series ended on a massive cliffhanger, as a baby wrapped in a blanket marked with the ‘S’ symbol was left on Lois and Clark’s doorstep. It would be nice to finally get an answer to this mystery, but it does seem like an outside chance that the show could return.
Probably the best thing that we can hope for is that the Arrowverse reveals that the Lois & Clark world is part of the multiverse as established on that show. The 1990s Flash TV series has already been revealed to be just that, so it isn’t ridiculous to think they could do the same for Lois & Clark. After all, Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher have both appeared in Supergirl.