What Is in Store for Smallville Season 8?
May 1, 2008 Network TV

With the departure of Michael Rosenbaum at the end of this season of Smallville, the show is going to need a new villain. So, it is getting two. Here is the press release The CW just sent over about what fans can look forward to in season eight.

Joint statement from “Smallville” Executive Producers Darren Swimmer, Todd Slavkin, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson; The CW Network; and Warner Bros. Television regarding Michael Rosenbaum’s departure from “Smallville”:

“It has been an honor and pleasure to work with Michael for the past seven seasons. He is one of the best actors on television and has never failed to bring a new layer to the character of Lex Luthor in every episode. While Michael won’t be a series regular and we won’t have the pleasure of working with him on a weekly basis this fall, we like to think that we haven’t seen the last of Lex Luthor. Stay tuned.”

Details for Season 8:

Additionally, two new villains will join the cast of characters on “Smallville” this season: the legendary, unstoppable Doomsday, and a female antagonist who will challenge Clark in ways never before imagined. Casting is underway for both roles.

  • Doomsday: In season eight, Clark will face his ultimate challenge with the appearance of the legendary, unstoppable destroyer Doomsday, who appears on “Smallville” for the first time. As comic book fans know, Doomsday is notorious for being the only character in the DC Comics universe to have killed Superman.
  • Female villain: Doomsday won’t be Clark’s only nemesis in the upcoming season. The executive producers are tight-lipped about a new female villain they will be introducing, but they can say she will be familiar to many fans and will set her sights on Clark in ways Lex never could. Intelligent, brilliantly manipulative, and dangerously sinister, our gorgeous new villain has one more weapon in her arsenal: Her mutual attraction with Clark may prove to be as deadly as kryptonite for him.

What do you think about the new Smallville villains? Hey comic fans! Who do you think this, “familiar to many fans,” female villain will be? Let us know in the comments.

"18" Comments
  1. I think it will be livewire

  2. Chett, I have been reading a little bit about female villains in the Superman comic universe and Livewire sounds like a possibility.

    How about Maxima?

  3. when is season 8 out o dvd? please tell me

  4. Roxana, Season eight just started, so it won’t be out on DVD until next summer sometime.

  5. u are all wrong season eight will be out on dvd round september 8 of this year

  6. patrick, Did you notice when the previous comment was posted? October 7th, 2008. There was no release date for season eight at that time and still isn’t one that I kind find as of now. But, I would say that my assertion of next summer back then and your assertion that it will be out at the beginning of September this year, are pretty much the same thing.

  7. i know for a fact season 8 will be out in september not next summer at all they will not wait till 2010 to relase it because they relased season 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 in round september or november never did they relase them a year after if u guys r smart listen to me

  8. patrick, We are talking about the same summer. You obviously didn’t read my last comment. Take note of the “2008” date of when I posted it would probably be out “next summer,” which means the summer of 2009.

  9. ya okay i did but to be more specific u should have said summer of 2009 smart ass watch how u talk

  10. patrick, Seriously, you are calling me a “smartass” and asking me to “watch how u talk,” after saying “if u guys r smart listen to me” in your previous comment. That’s funny.

  11. oh really bc u should be more specific mouron an i can say watever i want to say u do not know where i live or who i am so i could talk however i want to bye. an this is the best season an season nine will be even better an the justice league movie they are realsing in theaters soon will be number one

  12. patrick, Your comments get funnier and funnier. Love that you think I should be more “specific” or clear, but keep leaving comments without punctuation, proper capitalization, or even real words. Love that I’m supposed to watch what I say, but you can say “watever” you want. Lastly, really loved how ironic it is that you called me a “mouron.”

  13. Oh really go kill yourself u think your MR. know it all right well i got news for you your not smart one an did u get my comment about how the season 8 finale is going to end clark will destroy doomsday and then wen the justice league movie starts it futures the greatest heroes ever flash green lantern batman wonder woman an super girl so you should go see it and then they just renewed smallville for its ninth season so its going out in a bang wen season nine of the show ends he series finale will be the best peace

  14. patrick, Well, you’ve succeeded in no longer being funny or being able to post comments here at

  15. I just had to post just to say wow… that kid needs some help. Actually a lot of help lol.

  16. i think smallville is so great and my friend likes tom welling so much she said he has a nice body. she he should show it off.

  17. i’ve heard rumors of there being a season 9. is this true or are they just rumors?

  18. Daniel, They’re not just rumors, The CW announced they will be bringing Smallville back for a ninth season. You can read about it at

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