Remember 'Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman'? Used to be on telly in Ireland on Saturday evenings and it was easily the TV highlight of the weekend for many a year.

It starred Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain in the titular roles and ran for four seasons from 1993 before it was abruptly cancelled by ABC, even though it had initially been green lit. Writers and producers had no time to re-write the final episodes so we were left with an resolved cliffhanger.

It saw the couple discover a baby in their house with a note saying the child belonged to them. They were delighted of course because they had discovered Lois couldn't have children, but eh who was the baby? And why was it there?

At last executive producer Eugenie Ross-­Leming and Lois Lane herself, Teri Hatcher, have explained what the plan was.

"We didn’t write it as a series finale, it was just supposed to be a cliff­hanger,” Ross-­Leming told Entertainment Weekly.

"Looking to create obstacles for them, we ended up saying that carrying a baby to term would kill Lois. But as fate - or intergalactic justice - would have it, a baby of Krypton lineage is left at their doorstep.

"If the show had gone on, we would have seen them figuring out how to raise this child, who would have aged rapidly. He would have become a teenager in months."

But is it too late for mini-Kent's story to be told?

"I know I have a lot of fans that would like to see the whole show rebooted, so maybe that’ll happen," says actress Teri Hatcher, who previously starred in Desperate Housewives post Lois & Clark (and also just won Star Baker on The Great British Bake Off last night).

"Dean [Cain, who played Clark Kent] and I both still have really warm feelings about our whole experience on the show. So who knows!"

We think that ship may have sailed on back to Krypton but surelook, it's fun to imagine.