In a little over a week, Syfy’s new series Krypton is getting its debut. In anticipation of that, the cast and creators are on hand in a new video featurette to explain a little more about the series, which focuses on Superman’s home planet, but a few generations before his arrival. Basically, Superman’s grandfather (although of course young and attractive here) is working to restore honor to the House of El as chaos reigns around him. The series really dives into the culture of the planet, filling out more of the world and the history that Superman was born into. It’s also worth noting that the series won’t be connected to the rest of the DC world officially, so it’s free to take the story wherever it wants.
David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) serves as an EP for the series, while Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) also executive produces and is the series’ showrunner. The series stars Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, and Ann Ogbomo.
Check out the Krypton trailer below, and keep an eye out for our upcoming review; the series premieres on Syfy on March 21st.
Here’s the official synopsis for Krypton:
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.
Krypton will be executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will serve as executive producer/showrunner; Colm McCarthy (She Who Brings Gifts, Peaky Blinders) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Krypton will be produced by Warner Horizon Television and is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC Comics.