Superman & Lois Stars, BGCA Offer Up Their Everyday Hero Challenge

Building upon its recently launched "Real Heroes Wear Masks" poster campaign showcasing various Arrowverse members such as Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Stargirl (Brec Bassinger), Thunder (Nafessa Williams), White Canary (Caity Lotz), and Beebo (from DC's Legends of Tomorrow), The CW is teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to promote youth health and safety during the current COVID pandemic.

Superman wears a mask (Image: The CW)
Superman wears a mask (Image: The CW)

On Saturday, November 7 (streaming here starting at 2:30 pm PT / 5:30 pm ET), Superman & Lois stars Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch (Lois Lane) will headline the virtual event "Whatever It Takes to Be a Hero." Moderated by BGCA teen ambassadors, the panel is expected to focus on general health during the pandemic and will provide an opportunity to discuss ways for kids to be heroes when it comes to protecting personal and public health. Following the panel, youth and teens from Clubs nationwide will be presented with the "Everyday Hero Challenge," which encourages participation in local daily wellness activities and community events in order to become heroes for themselves and the world around them.

Superman & Lois Stars, BGCA Offer Up Their Everyday Hero Challenge

The CW's Superman & Lois stars Hoechlin as Clark Kent aka Superman, Tulloch as Lois Lane, Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent, Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent, Dylan Walsh as Samuel Lane, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang, Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Wolé Parks as the Stranger, Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing, Sofia Hasmik as Chrissy Beppo, and Stacey Farber as Leslie Larr. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (The Flash) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Lee Toland Krieger is directing the pilot from a story by  Berlanti and Helbing, with the teleplay by Helbing.

In SUPERMAN & LOIS, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world's most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin, "Teen Wolf") and comic books' most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, "Grimm"), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society. Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass, "Little Fires Everywhere") and Jordan (Alexander Garfin, "The Peanuts Movie") could inherit their father's Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older.

A look at Superman & Lois (Image: The CW)
A look at Superman & Lois (Image: The CW)

Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui, "Entourage"), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark's first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez, "Graceland"). The adults aren't the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle's rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette, "Wander Darkly"). Of course, there's never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois' father, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh, "Nip/Tuck") looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment's notice. Meanwhile, Superman and Lois' return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks, "All American") enters their lives.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.