SyFy has officially announced that they’ve given a series pick-up to the Superman prequel series, Krypton.
The series hails from David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight), and tells the story of Superman’s grandfather, played by actor Cameron Cuffe — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
Goyer penned the script alongside Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow), who is set to serve as the showrunner on the series. The pilot episode was directed by Colm McCarthy, who has worked on projects such as Peaky Blinders and The Girl with All the Gifts.
Here’s the official description, straight from the network: “Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, “The Halcyon”) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, KRYPTON is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is 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 and showrunner.”
Krypton is just the latest DC Comics property to hit the small screen. Just last night, it was announced that Black Lightning had received a series pick-up at The CW. That series will join fellow CW comic book-based shows The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale and iZombie.
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. Colm McCarthy will direct the pilot.
“Krypton” has been in varying stages of production since the project was first announced in 2014. The show will also star Georgina Campbell (“Broadchurch”), Elliot Cowan (“Da Vinci’s Demons”), Ann Ogbomo (“World War Z”), Rasmus Hardiker (“Your Highness”), Wallis Day (“Will”), Aaron Pierre (“Tennison”) with Ian McElhinney (“Game of Thrones”).