According to executive producer David S. Goyer, Krypton, Syfy's series about Superman's grandfather, will be more faithful to the source material than most other live-action adaptations -- including The CW's popular Arrowverse.
The cable network's upcoming series "will [skew] a bit closer to canon" than other series based on DC Comics characters, Goyer told Gamespot during the Television Critics Association's recent press tour. Examples provided by Gamestop included Arrowvers cornerstones The Flash and Arrow, as well as Fox's Batman-based Gotham.
Though the series takes place in the past, and follows the story of Kal-El's grandfather Set-El, Krypton will also feature a number of Superman's superhero contemporaries. Adam Strange factors heavily into the first episode, while other DC characters will travel through time, manipulating Krypton's history in order to save their present.
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray, Seg-El encounters Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) who warns he’s under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos. Fighting to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.
Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre with Ian McElhinney, and it will premiere on Syfy Wednesday, March 21.