Batman isn’t the only DC Comics superhero that has gotten his own prequel TV series as his frenemy, Superman will have a prequel TV series too! But here’s the punchline – Superman will not exist in the prequel TV series, not until his planet is destroyed.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Syfy will develop the long-rumoured Superman prequel TV series with “Man of Steel” producer David S. Goyer on board to executive produce.
Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of DC Comics, Geoff Johns has also confirmed the news via his Twitter account:
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) December 9, 2014
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will take place before Superman was born.
The tentative synopsis is as follows:
Years before the Superman became a superhero, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.
David S. Goyer, who is best known for developing Warner Bros’ “Man of Steel” and NBC’s “Constantine”, has officially joined the film as executive producer, alongside screenwriter Ian Goldberg (of “Once Upon a Time” fame). The script of the TV series will be written by Goldberg, based on the story conceived by both Goyer and himself.
The series is being compared to Fox’s TV series “Gotham“, a prequel TV series chronicling a young Bruce Wayne’s journey towards becoming Batman. However, “Krypton” will most likely centre around the major characters in the Krypton planet including Superman’s family The House of El, General Zod, and other Superman’s villains in DC Comics Universe.
Although Superman is no longer the lead character of the series, it is definitely an interesting series to look out for as we will be able to see Goyer’s take on Kryptonians or Superman’s arch enemies.
A number of DC superheroes are also having their own TV series but they are being developed by different TV networks. “The Flash” and “Arrow” are developed by the CW while “Constantine” is developed by NBC. Superman’s cousin, Supergirl will have her own TV series as well and the series is being developed by CBS. In fact, Greg Berlanti, the executive producers for “Arrow”and “The Flash” is currently searching the leads for “Supergirl” with screenwriter Ali Adler.
The Wrap is reporting that “The Vampire Diaries” star Claire Holt is among the cast to test for the lead role in the TV adaptation of “Supergirl“. Alongside the news, it was also rumoured the “Supergirl” will be sharing the same universe as “Arrow” and “The Flash.”
In other DC TV show news, Geoff Johns has revealed that the pilot episode of “Titans” TV series will begin shooting next year.
@kyler416 We shoot the pilot next year!
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) December 8, 2014
“Titans” TV series is another DC TV project that is also rumoured to crossover “The Flash”/”Arrow” universe. The series will be based on the original DC Comics, revolving around a group of young-superheroes-to-be being recruited from every corner of the DC universe. Batman’s former sidekick Dick Grayon will emerge to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new superheroes including Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and more.
Warner Horizon Televesion will be producing the series with executive producer Akiva Goldsman while Marc Haimes will serve as co-exec producer.
Marvel might need to step up their game in TV Universe before DC takes over TV by storm! What do you think of all the DC TV projects so far? Which one one do you look forward to seeing the most? Don’t say we didn’t share but there are a lot more coming up in DC Movie Universe!