The first teaser trailer for Syfy’s “Krypton” has apparently arrived online, even though the dC Comics based show has not yet been ordered to series by the cable network.
Though the footage appears to be legit — it does feature star Cameron Cuffe as the lead character, along with several other actors announced as part of the show’s pilot casting — it’s somewhat odd that the DC Comics logo is the older version rather than the sleeker icon currently used.
Beyond that, the minute and a half of footage gives us a solid idea of what to expect from the series’ pilot. The teaser paints a picture of Krypton, Superman’s birth planet, in the decades before the iconic heroes birth and hiss world’s subsequent destruction. It’s obvious that the House of El will be the main focal point of the show, as the familiar S-shield/house crest is used throughout the footage.
Joining series leads Cameron Cuffe and Georgina Campbell, who will portray Superman’s grandparents Seg-El and Lyta Zod, respectively, Ian McElhinney (“Game of Thrones”) has been cast as Val-El, who himself is the grandfather of Cuffe’s Seg-El character. “World War Z’s” Ann Ogbomo is slated to play Primus Alura Zod, mother to Campbell’s character. Reporting to Alura Zod is cadet Dev-Em, portrayed by Aaron Pierre, while Rasmus Hardiker will play the role of Seg-El’s best friend and business partner Kem. Elliot Cowan will portray Daron Vex, the city of Kandor’s chief magistrate, while Wallis Day has been cast in the role of junior magistrate Nyssa Vex. Vex’s character is Daron Vex’s daughter in the show.
Set two generations before the destruction of the titular planet, “Krypton” follows the young Seg-El “as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.” Seg-El is “the scion of the once prosperous El family and is blessed with an intuitive brilliance for all things technical; he is now living in Krypton’s lowest caste after his family was stripped of its rank.”
Executive produced by David S. Goyer and showrunner Damian Kindler, and written by Goyer & Ian Goldberg, “Krypton” is currently in the pilot stage at Syfy, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal. The series has been in varying stages of production since the project was first announced in 2014.