LOIS & CLARK: NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN Series Cliffhanger Solved 21 Years Later

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ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ended on a cliffhanger with its season four finale, in which the titular Lois Lane and Clark Kent find a baby of seemingly Kryptonian origins. But according to the show's executive producer Eugenie Ross-Leming, that cliffhanger was not intended as a series finale.

“We didn’t write it as a series finale, it was just supposed to be a cliff­hanger,” Ross-­Leming told Entertainment Weekly. “Looking to create obstacles for them, we ended up saying that carrying a baby to term would kill Lois. But as fate - or intergalactic justice - would have it, a baby of Krypton lineage is left at their doorstep.”

“If the show had gone on, we would have seen them figuring out how to raise this child, who would have aged rapidly. He would have become a teenager in months,” Ross-Leming continued. However, as to whether the then young adult would have Kryptonian super powers, Ross-Leming says the writing team "actually hadn't figured it out that far."

Meanwhile, actress Teri Hatcher told EW that it wasn't out of the question that the show's cliffhanger could someday be resolved. 

“I know I have a lot of fans that would like to see the whole show rebooted, so maybe that’ll happen,” Hatcher explained. “Dean [Cain, who played Clark Kent] and I both still have really warm feelings about our whole experience on the show. So who knows!”

Cain and Hatcher have each had separate guest roles on CW's Supergirl, though they have not appeared onscreen together.

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