Though many fans don’t want to see the series go, The CW has announced the official end date of Smallville, the network’s longest-running series. After 10 seasons on the air, will we finally get to see Clark Kent (Tom Welling) in the familiar red and blue tights?
Smallville will fly away with a special two-hour finale on May 13th, pre-empting Supernatural. That series will return a week later with a two-hour season finale. Supernatural hasn’t been renewed yet but a seventh season is expected.
Here’s the press release from The CW…
UP, UP AND AWAY… “SMALLVILLE” WRAPS ITS TEN-YEAR RUN WITH A TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE EVENT ON FRIDAY, MAY 13, ON THE CW
February 7, 2011 (Burbank, California) – The CW will present the series finale of SMALLVILLE as an epic two-hour television event on Friday, May 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.)
The story of a young Clark Kent (Tom Welling) and his journey to become the Man of Steel has captivated audiences for a decade. This final season, Clark attempts to find a balance between saving the world, which becomes even more difficult as the Vigilante Registration Act separates a nation, and spending time with his new fianc?e Lois Lane (Erica Durance). Whether it’s donning glasses as a disguise, changing in a phone booth or learning how to fly, this season has put Clark closer to his destiny than ever before. Taking on Darkseid and battling the darkest of his demons, this two-hour event will send Clark soaring towards his birthright to secure his place in history as the world’s greatest protector.
“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,” said executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders. “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.”
Please note SUPERNATURAL will be pre-empted on May 13 but will return with a two-hour season finale on Friday, May 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.)
SMALLVILLE was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”), based on the DC Comics characters. Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson serve as executive producers, along with James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola and Tom Welling. The series is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television. SUPERMAN was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
What do you think? Will you miss the series or is it time for Smallville to go?
Image courtesy The CW.