Gotham Producers Teaming for Superman Prequel Series Metropolis | Collider
If you’re a fan of Gotham and wish the same approach would be taken on a Superman prequel series, you’re in luck! Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment announced today that it has ordered an all-new live-action drama TV series called Metropolis straight to series, which is set in the titular city before the arrival of Superman. Gotham executive producers John Stephens and Danny Cannon will executive produce, Cannon will direct the first episode (just as he did with Gotham), and the pilot was written by Cannon and Stephens.
The first season will consist of 13 episodes with filming slated to begin this fall in anticipation of a 2019 debut, but Metropolis won’t be airing on FOX. Instead, the show is being created exclusively for the upcoming DC-branded digital service, operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks. This is WB’s version of their own “Netflix,” and no doubt Metropolis will be a cornerstone of getting people to subscribe. Other programs in development for the streaming service include Titans as well as Warner Bros. Animation’s Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders.