‘Smallville’ Returns for One More Season — But Not as a TV Show

Feb 9, 2012  •  Post A Comment

CW’s "Smallville," the adventure series based on the life of Clark Kent before he becomes Superman, ended its 10-year run last May, but a new season will come to life in the pages of a DC comic book.

DC Entertainment announced that "Smallville Season 11" will pick up where the TV show ended. It will be written by Bryan Q. Miller, a former "Smallville" TV writer.

The comic book will be published digitally and will debut April 13, 2012. New digital chapters will appear weekly, just like TV episodes. There will be a print edition component to the chapters as well, with the first appearing May 16.


  1. Dang! In an online comic book? Well, I guess I’ll have to watch for that. I have to admit that I am a little surprised that the CW didn’t come out with “Metropolis” when Smallville ended.

  2. I’m not. The cast would have held them up for a ton of cash, first of all. Then there’s re-negotiating the licensing deal to essentially make a SUPERMAN series, not a Clark Kent series (and yes, they will have to set up a new license agreement even though they’re all owned by the same company). Look at the new Green Arrow series the network’s developing – they’re not even using the actor & character as established in SMALLVILLE. Whole new setup, new actor = a lot smaller budget. If it fails (and it probably will) they’re out a lot less money. I wish somebody would learn the lesson from SMALLVILLE, though and just do superheroes instead of these 20-somethings in Ray Bans. If season 5 of SMALLVILLE would have happened around season 2 or so, it would have been a great series.

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