It’s been ten years since Smallville came to an end and Tom Welling’s Clark Kent flew to the skies for the first time as Superman. While most of the cast has gotten together since then for different occasions, there has not been a single Smallville spinoff. However, thanks to a recent Cameo, it looks like that could soon be changing.
Tom Welling has been responding to Cameo requests as fans have been asking for personalized videos, no matter the occasion. And in a recent one that a fan shared on Twitter, the actor spilled the beans on a project that he’s working on that he may or may not should have kept secret. But it’s already getting fans hyped up about the possibility of seeing him and Michael Rosenbaum, who portrayed Superman’s foe Lex Luthor, reprising the iconic roles in a different way:
Michael Rosenbaum and I are actually working on an animated series to bring those characters back to life, and use as many of the original cast members as possible. Don't tell anybody, though. It's a secret. We're still working on it.
An animated series with original Smallville cast members would be a dream, considering it’s been a long time coming for a Smallville reboot. Although it does raise the question on what it would look like and whether or not it would continue the story that was only just beginning when Smallville ended in 2011. Tom Welling and Erica Durance, who played Clark’s better half Lois Lane, reprised their roles for the big Arrowverse crossover on The CW's “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” It was revealed that Clark had given up his powers so he and Lois could focus on their children. It would be interesting if the new series could connect to that storyline, and take place after the events of Smallville but leading up to “Crisis.”
Rumors of an animated Smallville series first started swirling around last year. While it wasn’t confirmed or denied at the time, the rumored series would be based on the Season 11 graphic novel series which takes place about six months after the series finale. However, it’s still unknown when in the timeline it would take place if it is going to be based on the comics still. Even though this isn’t the first time there have been talks of a Smallville reunion series of some type, it is interesting to note that Tom Welling seems confident in the series with Michael Rosenbaum.
Considering much of the cast are still close to this day, it would be hard to believe that most of them wouldn’t be on board, even if it is for an episode or two. While hopefully waiting on more news on the Smallville animated series, all ten seasons of the Superman prequel series are streaming on Hulu.