Ooh, Superman fans are going to get a lot more of the DC Comics hero than they’ve bargained for. Because after “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, “Smallville”, and “Supergirl“, there’s now going to be a new Superman-related TV series.
According to THR, Syfy has officially ordered a pilot for “Krypton”, a Superman prequel series focusing on the grandfather of the beloved DC Comics hero.
In case you didn’t know, Krypton is a DC Universe planet that was created by “Superman” creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and it’s the native world of Superman. Named after the element krypton, which is abundant in its atmosphere, Krypton has been consistently described as having been destroyed just after Superman’s flight from the planet. However, the exact details of its destruction vary by time period, writers, and franchise.
According to Syfy, “Krypton” the TV series is set 2 generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet. It “will follow Superman’s grandfather – whose House of El was ostracised and shamed – as he fights to redeem his family’s honour and save his beloved world from chaos.”
David S. Goyer (of “Man of Steel” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” fame) will executive produce “Krypton” under his Phantom Four banner. In speaking about the project, he said that “it won’t be wall-to-wall visual effects every single moment” like “Man of Steel” as the show will “be digging into the characters and culture a lot more.”
Goyer also wrote the pilot alongside Ian Goldberg, who previously worked as a producer on “Once Upon a Time” and a writer on “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”.