The Passage actress Emmanuelle Chriqui has been tapped to play Lana Lang in the upcoming Superman and Lois TV series from the CW.
Chriqui recently appeared alongside Mark-Paul Gosselaar in TV series adaptation of The Passage, which aired for one season on Fox before being cancelled. she’s probably most famous for her role as Sloan in the HBO show Entourage. Her previous television credits likewise include Shut Eye, The Grinder, Murder in the First, The Mentalist, Cleaners — on which she was also an executive producer — and The Borgias. Her recent film appearances include The Knight Before Christmas, Hospitality, Super Troopers 2 and The Steps.
According to Deadline, who first reported the news, Chriqui will play Lana Lang-Cushing, a loan officer at Smallville Bank who stayed in Smallville when others left for something bigger and brighter.
Lana re-establishes her friendship with her old friend, Clark Kent, during one of the most difficult periods in her life.
The character was made famous by the show Smallville, which had Kristen Kreuk play the DC Comics character for 7 seasons. During that time, she was Clark’s main love interest.
Superman and Lois will follow the world’s most famous superhero couple as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.
The pilot episode of Superman and Lois will be written and executive-produced by Todd Helbing, best known for his work on The Flash with Grant Gustin and Candice Patton, with Arrow-verse mastermind Greg Berlanti, along with Sarah Schechter and DC Comics writer Geoff Johns, serving as executive producers.
The drama was slated to film its pilot episode during regular pilot season before taking a break and resuming production on the rest of its 13-episode order in the summer. However, after all pilot production at The CW was suspended over the COVID-19 pandemic, Superman and Lois will now go straight into series production