Superman & Lois hires a 'go-getter' for the Smallville Gazette
EW has exclusively learned that Sofia Hasmik (Mad About You) is joining the Arrowverse drama in the recurring guest-star role of Chrissy Beppo.
A journalist at the Smallville Gazette, Chrissy "has a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time," according to the official character description. "A go-getter with dreams of bigger and better things, a chance encounter with her idol changes her life trajectory. " Could that encounter be with Elizabeth Tulloch's Lois Lane?
Spinning out of the game-changing "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover, the new series follows Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois as they juggle the pressures of working (and saving the world) while raising their two teenage sons, Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin). The famous couple decides to move back to Clark's hometown Smallville, where they're reunited with his first love Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui), who is married now. Unfortunately, the arrival of a mysterious stranger played by The Vampire Diaries' Wolé Parks threatens to disrupt the Kents' lives in the picturesque Kansas town.
During Superman & Lois' DC FanDome panel, executive producer and showrunner Todd Helbing (The Flash) explained why he wanted to take the titular pair in this direction.
"As a father who happens to have two boys, that felt like a really great way to bring in some personal experience [and] just to tell really a story that is as grounded as it can possibly be to have Superman in it," said Helbing. "And as a couple, we really get to lean into Clark and Lois not being Superman [and] the most famous journalist in the world, but really as parents — like what is that like when you have jobs like that?"
Hasmik's previous credits include Hello My Name is Doris and All the Bright Places.
Superman & Lois will debut on The CW on 2021.
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