DC Cartoon My Pal Superman Will Air on Grownup Swim

Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen in the animated series My Friend Superman.

Picture: WB Animation/Grownup Swim

Forged your thoughts again to mid-2021, and also you keep in mind the announcement of a brand new DC Comics present known as My Pal Superman. With how quiet it’s been since that preliminary reveal, you wouldn’t be unsuitable in considering that it bought quietly canceled, particularly in mild of Warner Bros. Discovery’s current scuttling (or reshuffling) of animated collection, DC or in any other case, within the final a number of months. And it doesn’t assist that there’s been just one picture of the present to go off of, as seen above.

However the present positively nonetheless exists. Earlier within the week alongside the grand reveal of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Unicorn: Warriors Everlasting (set to premiere on Might 4), Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed My Pal Superman would air on Grownup Swim after Unicorn completes its run in the course of the spring and presumably summer season. After hitting Cartoon Community’s extra adult-focused airing block, episodes will encore throughout Saturday nights over on the Toonami sub-block. It’ll additionally hit HBO Max, however at time of writing, it’s not clear what launch schedule (or technique) the present will run on for the streaming service.

The elevator pitch for My Pal Superman is that focuses on Man of Metal’s early days as a vigilante who additionally moonlights as a reporter for the Each day Planet. With Superman voiced by Jack Quaid (Star Trek: Decrease Decks), the collection hones in on the interpersonal relationships between him, Lois Lane (Alice Lee), and Jimmy Olsen (voice actor TBA). “All of the whereas,” learn the preliminary announcement, “Clark and Lois are falling in love, sharing adventures, taking down dangerous guys, stumbling over secrets and techniques, and discovering what it means to be Superman and Lois Lane.”

Prior to now, DC reveals like Beware the Batman and Harley Quinn have aired on Grownup Swim, however solely after initially airing some place else. Whereas it doubtless hasn’t resulted in a change to the present’s content material/audience, that My Pal Superman is hitting Grownup Swim perhaps offers it a greater likelihood to carve out its personal area of interest because the DC panorama continues to get extra difficult.

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