Clark Kent is somewhere in this look at the ninth season of Smallville, just not as the superboy we usually recognise.
The series is maturing its central character, and will begin to show glimpses of Superman‘s “iconic ‘S'” featured significantly throughout the season. His suit will be black, with a silver Superman “S” on the front, as well a trench coat that doubles as a cape.
This season’s theme is “Clark’s darkest hour”, and will be about him “embracing the fact that he is an alien”.
The writers are not “story-wise, approaching this season as Smallville‘s last.”