My Adventures With Superman producer Josie Campbell has confirmed that the DC animated series is still set to premiere on Cartoon Network next year, despite Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to pull back on children’s and animated content.
Campbell, writer of the DC comic book series The New Champion of Shazam!, recently took part in an AMA alongside series artist Evan “Doc” Shaner. “And as an aside, yes, My Adventures With Superman is still slated to come out next year on Cartoon Network and the app,” she wrote. “Get ready!”
Warner Bros. Discovery not only operates children’s television channels like Cartoon Network and Boomerang, but also produces children’s content for the HBO Max streaming service. However, amid the various strategy shifts taking place at the company, including the controversial cancellations of films like Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt, it was recently confirmed that the company would be cutting down on kids and family programming as well.
During Warner Bros. Discovery’s recent earnings call, company CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels explained that kids and animation content would be cut “without an adequate investment case against them” across both streaming and linear networks (including Cartoon Network).
In May 2021, prior to the Discovery merger, Warner Bros. Animation announced that it had given a two-season order to My Adventures With Superman, a new animated series that would premiere on both Cartoon Network and HBO Max. The series will star Jack Quaid (The Boys, Star Trek: Lower Decks) and Alice Lee (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) as Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane, respectively.
“Superman has remained one of the most iconic and beloved superheroes in the world,” Warner Bros. head of kids and family programming Amy Friedman said at the time. “This fresh take from the Warner Bros. Animation team delivers a modern, relatable Clark Kent alongside a fearless, whip smart Lois Lane who are navigating the small tasks of both becoming adults and trying to save the world.”
After the announcement, in the month of June, Warner Bros. global kids, young adults and classics, the then president Tom Ascheim, explained that My Adventures With Superman would take inspiration from the live-action, Christopher Reeve-led Superman films of the 1970s and ’80s. “This one is sort of taking as its inspiration the movie from the Christopher Reeve stories, so it’s kind of a romantic comedy and Lois and Clark, and Jimmy (Olsen), are just recent college graduates,” he said.
My Adventures With Superman is slated to premiere on Cartoon Network in 2023.