Season One’s Metropolis Was Actually Mayberry
The town of Mayberry was a fictitious place that was the setting for the television sitcoms The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D. Well, during the first season, The Adventures of Superman was filmed at RKO-Pathe Studios (which would later turn into Desilu’s studio) and on the RKO Pictures “Forty Acres” backlot.
The back lot was used to portray the downtown area of Mayberry as well as Metropolis. It’s interesting to think that the tiny North Carolina town could also be used to portray Metropolis. But remember, the show was initially shot on a very low budget. That’s one way to save money!