"Superman & Lois": Dylan Walsh Joins Arrowverse Series as General Lane

The CW's upcoming Arrowverse series Superman & Lois has found Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) a dad and Clark Kent aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), with Dylan Walsh (Blue Bloods, Nip/Tuck) cast in the series regular role of General Lane – military leader and father to Lois and Lucy. The hour-long drama stems from The Flash executive producer Todd Helbing, DC Universe architect Greg Berlanti, and Warner Bros. TV, and it set to go directly into series production once work on the series resumes.

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Walsh's Samuel Lane is a no-nonsense Army General who's determined to keep America, and the world, safe from all threats – from this world or beyond. Lane's a workaholic who demands nothing but excellence from all those in his life. The character has lived many television "lives" over the years – including Denis Arndt and Harve Presnell on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Michael Ironside on Smallville, and Glenn Morshower on Supergirl.

Written by Helbing and based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois finds Hoechlin and Tulloch returning to their Arrowverse roles as the world's most famous superhero and comic books' most famous journalist. Together, they must deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.

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The news comes nearly two months after Jordan Elsass (Little Fires Everywhere) and Alexander Garfin (Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets) were cast as Clark aka Superman and Lois' teenage sons Jonathan and Jordan, respectively. Elsass' Jonathan is clean-cut, modest and kind-hearted, with an "aw-shucks" attitude that somehow doesn't seem dated. Garfin's Jordan is wildly intelligent, but his mercurial temperament and social anxiety limits his interactions with people – and consequently, Jordan prefers to spend most of his free time alone, playing video games.

Helbing, Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns are set to executive produce.

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