Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series based on the Superman comic books. It was aired simply as "The New Adventures of Superman" in the United Kingdom — overseas audiences were expected not to understand the joking reference to Lewis and Clark — but should not be confused with the 1966 Filmation animated series The New Adventures of Superman.
Lois & Clark aired from 1993 to 1997, and starred Dean Cain as Superman/Clark Kent
, Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane
and John Shea as Lex Luthor
. The series generally followed comic book writer John Byrne's 1986 revamping of the Superman mythos, with Clark Kent as the true personality, and Superman the secret identity. As the title suggests, it focused as much on the relationship between Clark Kent and Lois Lane as on the adventures of Clark's superpowered alter-ego.
The plot is as follows: In 1966, Jonathan and Martha Kent
witness the crash-landing of a small spaceship in Shuster's Field near Smallville, Kansas. When they investigate the craft, they discover the baby Kal-El. The Kents decide to raise Kal-El as their own, naming him "Clark Jerome Kent". 27 years later, Clark moves to Metropolis and gets a job at the Daily Planet. There, he is partnered with Lois Lane, who at first considers him little more than a pest. Eventually, however, the two fall in love and marry after a turbulent courtship. The marriage was timed to coincide with the corresponding event in the comic books.
- From Wikipedia