Creators of the upcoming Syfy series Krypton were on hand at DC’s pop-up SXSW store this weekend to share what fans can expect from a Superman TV show, which doesn’t actually include Superman himself.
For those living under a rock, Krypton is a prequel series set about 200 years before the explosion of the planet Krypton, which comic geeks will know is the event that led to baby Kal-El to be sent off in a rocket headed for Earth. As such, the show will focus on Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, father Jor-El, and a smattering of characters from the greater DC universe. And since the planet Krypton orbits a red sun, Kryptonians won’t exactly have the sort of powers we’re used to seeing in Metropolis, so to speak. Still, Krypton‘s show creators explained that this makes for fertile ground when it comes to storytelling.
The thing about SXSW is that it makes you superhumanly exhausted. It’s why DC probably pulled out all the stops with its presence at the event this year, including showing up with Batman’s signature ride(s), a sneak peek at Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel series, free coffee (because of course), and so much more. Check out details from the event here below.
Krypton is coming to television! The SyFy Channel announced today that production is a go for the prequel pilot about Superman’s home planet. Set two generations before the planet was destroyed sending a young Kal-El to Earth, this will be the story of his grandfather, who fought to save his family’s honor and Krypton, itself.
Yet another TV show based on a comic book character is on the way. Much like Fox’s current Batman prequel Gotham, a new Superman prequel titled Krypton is being developed by David S. Goyer, who also wrote Man of Steel, for Syfy.
The show is described as follows: “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.”