Clark Siap untuk Supeman di Season 8


Wawancara dengan Eksekutif Produser Smallville

After the Smallville panel at the Comic-Con International in
San Diego, the participating actors and producers spoke with members of the
press about the upcoming season, and we are now happy to share with you an
interview with two of the show’s new executive producers, Kelly Souders and
Brian Peterson, from their roundtable discussion.

Thanks go out to "Routh" for transcribing this one and saving
Craig from about an hour’s worth of transcribing.

Souders and Peterson began the roundtable by talking about
someone who won’t be a regular cast member in Season 8 - Michael Rosenbaum. "We
can’t say enough great things about Michael Rosenbaum," Brian Peterson says. "He
just made the character of Lex Luthor for our show. It was sad to see him go
pursue his own interests," he continues, pointing out that the Lex character is
going to still be very much a part of this season.

Creatively, the departure of Lex has opened the doors for the
show’s producers to bring in other characters from the DC Comics universe. To
fill that void, they looked to the character of Doomsday, killer of Superman
from the classic 1992 comic book. "We needed a foe that was as great as Lex, and
there are very few of those out there, so we brought in Doomsday who’s going to
be a great part of the season," Peterson says.

"And we brought in Tess who’s going to be a formidable
opponent for pretty much everybody on the cast at some point," Kelly Souders
adds. "I think as much as we lost tremendously in Al and Miles, we’re still in
communication with them, and they’ve been really supportive. Obviously, we took
some massive hits this year, but in a strange way it sort of forced everyone to
look at the show differently, which I think you don’t often have an opportunity
like that after 7 seasons. It allowed the writers to walk in with a blank slate
in some ways and look at how to reinvigorate and reinvent the show, the
characters, the situations, the relationships. We’re actually all very
energized. I haven’t seen the writer’s room as energized in a while. Not that we
weren’t really passionate about it before, but I think it’s just forced everyone
to think [deeper]."

Also on tap for Season 8 is more interaction between Lois and
Clark. "The dynamic of Clark and Lois at the Daily Planet, when the dailies are
coming in, is fantastic," Peterson enthuses. "It’s iconic, and it’s exactly what
those two actors feel like they were meant to do. They are just great together,
and watching Clark and Lois together in the way that we’re used to seeing them
from everything that we remember, I think, is making it a really fun show this

Peterson is quick to point out that Season 8 will not be a
rehash of the 1990’s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
"That isn’t the feel of our show and isn’t the characters that people have
gotten to know on our show. I think as they work together you see the tension
and the sparks fly which is really fun, but it’s all born out of the same Clark
Kent that we know, and the same Lois that we know on our show, so there is not a
change in tone on the show in any way," he says.

Previous reports have had Erica Durance signed for the usual
12-13 episodes of her contract, though Peterson says there are always
possibilities for more. "We have an option for her to do more, and what’s great
is she is really present in all of the episodes so far. She’s front and center
and is doing a great job. So yes, there’s an opportunity for more," he says.

The relationship between Clark and Lois’s cousin, Chloe, will
also come into play early in the season. "We definitely have an episode this
year that addresses a lot of the underlying tension, the sexual tension, the
love tension between the two of them. So we do definitely touch on it this
year," Peterson says. "It’s also a season for all of the characters across the
board to move on to the next phase of their life which is kind of exciting. So
there’s a lot of some sense of leaving the past behind and moving to the next
part of the Superman mythology," Souders adds.

The romantic situation isn’t the only thing Clark will have
to explore this year. "Up until this point, we haven’t done a lot with Clark
trying to balance the double identity of Clark Kent and this Superman figure, so
this year is very much about double identity and him learning the balance of
that because that’s a long journey in itself that we haven’t even touched on
really until now," Peterson reveals.

During the Comic-Con panel, Brian Peterson commented that
Supernatural would be the show he would most like to see Smallville cross over
with. As there are many who are fans of both shows, is that actually a

"We never cross anything out," Kelly Souders says. "We
haven’t talked about it in these first two months that we’ve been hitting the
ground running on season 8," she reveals. "It was talked about in previous
seasons, so it is in the realm of possibility," Peterson teases.

Season Eight marks the promotion of Peterson and Souders in
addition to Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer as the series’ new executive
producers/showrunners. This team seems ready for the challenge, and they don’t
intend to change the show too drastically. "The great thing for the four of us
since we’ve been on the show as long as we have, it sounds kind of cliche but
these characters and the world and the show have a life of it’s own, and so you
can’t come in and do a 90 degree turn, even if that’s your intent because the
characters are so true to themselves and I think our cast does such an amazing
job of embodying the characters that they really live as real people. So when we
talk about all of the changes, it’s probably more of an evolution than a
change," Souders says. "I think Allison has been such a great Chloe and she will
always be that Chloe. This year, it’s just about opening her world up a little
bit more. Same thing with Clark Kent. So I think that show has been successful
based on it’s ability to kind of give us an origin story of Superman that felt
real but also had some reinterpretations in it. So I think we’re just following
in those footsteps that Al and Miles created for us. Clark Kent’s still the same
Clark Kent, we just wanted to get him closer to the Superman that we know, that
the general public is more familiar with."


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