Comic books, superheroes, and their story lines are more prominent in the media than ever before, first taking the silver screen by storm and now, TV. With the running successes of Arrow and The Flash, we decided to take a look back at the TV show that started it all, Smallville.
Smallville aired for 10 seasons, having premiered in 2001, and followed Clark Kent's journey into becoming Superman. We wanted to go through the little known facts, the stuff you may not know about this beloved series. Sure, we all know that Tom Welling didn't wear the Superman outfit until the final episode, but did you know that the actress who played Ma Kent in Smallville also played Superman's love interest in Superman III?Check out these facts that you may have never known about the show, and make sure to vote up the ones you think are the most shocking!
Weird Family TiesHelen Slater, who played Lara and Clark/Kal-El's mother, played the original Supergirl, Kal-El's cousin.
Sticking it Out for the Long Haul
Smallville is the longest running Superman TV series, with 10 seasons and 217 episodes.
Lex Luthor Leaves Smallville the Same Way He Came InThe first and last shots of Michael Rosenbaum (as Lex Luthor) are identical. In the first episode, "Pilot," Lex turns to the camera after stepping out of his car at the LexCorp plant, and in the last episode, "Finale Part II," President-elect Lex Luthor turns around to face the press cameras in an identical manner.
Longevity of the CharactersTom Welling (Clark Kent) and Allison Mack (Chloe Sullivan) are the only regular cast members to appear in all 10 seasons.