After a surprise reprisal on The CW’s Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths, Smallville fans can look forward to even more of Tom Welling’s Clark Kent in the future. In a new Cameo post, the actor stated that an animated sequel series to Smallville is in the works, with actor Michael Rosenbaum also attached to reprise his role as Lex Luthor.
“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,” Welling said. “Don’t tell anybody though. It’s a secret. We’re still working on it.”
Welling’s Cameo found its way onto Twitter. In the video, Welling also hinted at a potential Smallville marathon happening in the future, though the actor didn’t provide details.
With only Welling’s tease to go off of, it’s uncertain whether the Smallville animated series will retell events of the original series or pick the story up where things left off, with Clark Kent officially holding the mantle of Superman.
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DC has also expanded on the story of Smallville before, running a comic series titled Smallville – Season 11 that picked up after Season 10’s final moments. Whether the events of the comic series will bear any impact on the new animated project remains to be seen.
Smallville ran for ten seasons on both the now defunct WB and The CW, remaining a television mainstay from 2001 to 2011. While the series initially restrained itself to a smaller setting, later episodes began to introduce other DC Universe characters. An animated sequel series could potentially see Welling’s Superman work alongside other superheroes.
J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.