Clark Kent’s journey towards becoming Superman will end in May.
Earlier today, TVLine broke the story that The CW has scheduled the final episode of "Smallville" to air as a two hour block on May 13. The news was subsequently confirmed by the network, along with "Smallville" showrunners Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders.
"Paying homage to 10 seasons is no small task, and wrapping up each character and story arc has been extremely important to everyone involved in the show," wrote Peterson and Souders in a statement. "We’re excited to be able to make the final moments of ‘Smallville’ a television event, as the character we’ve grown up with makes his legendary transformation."
Although earlier rumors indicated that the final episode may be two hours instead of one, it’s not clear if that’s the case here or if the finale will simply be two episodes shown back-to-back. There’s also no word on whether Michael Rosenbaum will finally return to the series as Lex Luthor before the end.
During an interview with TVLine last week, Peterson and Souders dropped some hints about what’s coming up in the second half of the season. Including Tess (Cassidy Freeman) dealing with her Luthor heritage in the form of recently returned, Lionel Luthor (John Glover).
“Tess is in a really interesting pickle,” explained Peterson. “She’s got the Luthor dynasty pulling her in one direction, and Clark and his friends in another.” Peterson also added that the first meeting between Tess and Lionel “is going to be awesome.”
Souders also elaborated on the visual evolution of Clark (Tom Welling) in and out of costume, thanks to the input of Lois (Erica Durance).
“[Lois is] kind of all over [Clark] as far as how he’s dressing, what his hair looks like… but for a very, very good reason,” said Souders. “Stay tuned — but if you’re a hardcore Superman fan, you’ll enjoy the ride. It’s a lot of fun.”
“There’s a lot of arcs within [the second half]," continued Souders. "But obviously the main arc is Clark eventually turning into Superman.”