Shaun Sipos (Melrose Place, The Vampire Diaries) is joining the cast of Syfy's Superman-themed Krypton, playing the role of DC Comics adventurer Adam Strange.
According to a report by Deadline, the character will be a regular on the series, which will explore the world Superman would have called home, had it not exploded.
Debuting inside the pages of Showcase #17 in 1958, Adam Strange was created by Julius Schwartz and Murphy Anderson. During an archaeological excursion, Strange was transported to the alien plan Rann via a Zeta-Beam. From there he would go on many cosmic adventures, including playing a role in the Rann-Thanagar War and joining the Justice League United in the New 52.
Teasing the plot, DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns revealed at Comic-Con International in San Diego that the series would jump between time periods, unraveling a “conspiracy.” “It’s a show that, although it takes place centuries ago on Krypton about the House of El, it’s about a conspiracy from the present that has traveled back in time to to Krypton to prevent Superman’s legacy from ever happening,”
“Adam Strange and Hawkwoman come to Krypton trying to stop the conspiracy and save Superman’s legacy,” Johns announced. “Doomsday will be in the show. Brainiac is long overdue to be on screen like that.”
Johns even recited Adam Strange’s introduction speech on the series — from memory! “‘I’m from a planet called Earth, my name is Adam Strange, I come from a time long after this and I need you to help me save the legacy of your grandson,'” Johns said. “There are others [from Earth] already on Krypton and as the series progresses, we’ll bring in some more [classic DC characters].”
Krypton will star Cameron Cuffe (Time After Time), 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).