Syfy Superman Prequel ‘Krypton’ Officially Ordered to Series
We’ll admit that the “leaked” trailers for Syfy Superman prequel Krypton had us surprisingly optimistic for the David Goyer-produced series. Now, Syfy has a chance to earn it, officially ordering Krypton to series amid an overall brand reboot.
Syfy confirmed that Krypton will move forward (alas, no premiere date yet), as the network takes its 25th anniversary to focus on “renewed commitment to the genre and fandom at large.” Not sure what they were doing before, but okay!
Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe as Kal-El’s grandfather Seg-El, along with King Arthur star Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod, a member of Krypton’s military caste and the daughter of General Alura Zod. Departed Game of Thrones star Ian McElhinney plays Val-El, grandfather of Seg-El, atop a supporting cast that includes Da Vinci’s Demons star Elliot Cowan and World War Z alum Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day and Aaron Pierre.
The new series is executive produced by Man of Steel scribe David Goyer and directed by Peaky Blinders helmer Colm McCarthy, while Sleepy Hollow alum Damian Kindler serves as executive producer and showrunner. Goyer and Kindler rewrote the original pilot teleplay, itself co-penned by Goyer and Ian Goldberg.
Set 200 years before (but not directly tied to) Man of Steel, so reads the Krypton synopsis:
Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.
Krypton will likely come forward with more official details in the next few months, but stay tuned for a preview in the meantime.