- Creators of Smallville once considered having Chloe Sullivan turn out to be Lois Lane.
- Producers Al Gough and Miles Millar say the idea was discussed but ultimately discarded.
- Chloe created a precedent for original characters in later DC TV shows.
The creators of Smallville, Al Gough and Miles Millar, have revealed that at one point they had “discussed” the possibility of making the character Chloe Sullivan, played by Allison Mack, turn out to be Lois Lane. However, they ultimately decided against it.
According to the show’s producers, the idea of having Chloe transform into the iconic character was brought up in the early stages of the show’s development. The character of Chloe, who is Clark Kent’s best friend and confidante, was actually an original creation for the series and not part of the comic book canon.
Although the character did not end up being Lois Lane, she did pave the way for other original characters to appear in later DC TV series, becoming an important part of Smallville’s legacy. Reflecting on Chloe’s impact, Gough and Millar said that she “actually ended up being this great character, an essential part of the Smallville mythology.”
Chloe Sullivan and her unique storyline show how the creators of Smallville were ready to take creative risks with their adaptation of the Superman story. Instead of simply relying on established characters and ideas, they were willing to forge new, original paths for the narrative, leading to a more captivating and exciting TV experience for viewers.