DC Comics Based SyFy Series “Krypton”
April 19, 2017 - Comics, DC, Sci-fi, TV,
SyFy's Krypton Series
The first trailer for Syfy‘s upcoming DC Comics based series called Krypton, was sort-of released today. Set as a prequel to pretty much everything in the DC movie universe, the new TV series takes place on Superman’s (and Supergirl’s) native planet. While the trailer has been pulled from YouTube, thankfully on the internet it is never really gone. It still exists in several other places. (see below).
Krypton will take place two generations before the Earth sized planet’s eventual destruction. The series will follow Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, as he struggles to restore his family’s honor in light of its recent fall from grace. Seg (Cameron Cuffe) in his prime will need to navigate politics, love, and something sinister. But not Mr. Sinister of course, as he tries to redeem the House of El.
Watching the trailer I got “teen” Game of Thrones, trouble in the king’s court sorta’ vibe. Secret alliances, and passing notes during the cover of darkness – and other things going on in the dark too. Georgina Campbell will play the lovely Lyta Zod so you can guess what is going to happen there. Although the trailer looks interesting, I’m not sure to what end we will care what happens. So much of this story has been told after this time that it is difficult to know what outcome will really matter.
SyFy’s Krypton series description
Syfy’s Krypton, the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
Executively produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight) with Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) directing. SyFy’s Krypton will arrive late 2017.
Updated April 19:
Syfy has stated that Krypton has not been greenlit by Syfy, and the trailer was not intended to be made publically available.