Superman & Lois adds Wolé Parks for villain role
According to Deadline, Wolé Parks (All American, The Vampire Diaries) has been tapped as a series regular for the villain role of The Stranger in The CW‘s forthcoming new Arrowverse series Superman & Lois. Parks’ character is being described as a mysterious visitor hellbent on proving to the world that it no longer needs Superman.
The Stranger might be the show’s new take on The Phantom Stranger from the DC Comics which was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino. In the comics, The Phantom Stranger is known as a mysterious figure that has been present throughout significant events in world’s history.
Superman & Lois will follow the story of Superman, the world’s most famous Super Hero, and Lois Lane, comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. In Elseworlds, while Kara was visiting Clark and Lois at the Kent Farm, the couple revealed that Lois was pregnant with their first child. Due to Oliver Queen’s sacrifice in Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Arrowverse’s multiverse had officially restarted as Supergirl’s Earth has now been merged with The Flash and Arrow’s Earth. Clark and Lois’s lives were also affected by the timeline change with their only son Jonathan becoming one-half of twin boys.
Joining Tyler Hoechlin’s Clark Kent/Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch’s Loise Lane are previously announced cast members Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin, portraying the roles of Jonathan and Jordan Kent, respectively. The series will also feature Dylan Walsh as General Lane, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang-Cushing and Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing.
Superman & Lois is created and written by The Flash executive producer Todd Helbing. It will be executive produced by DC TV universe creator Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns through their Berlanti Productions banner.
The drama was slated to film its pilot episode before it was suspended over the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it will go straight into series production with 13 episodes slated for release.