Syfy has officially ordered the pilot for Krypton, the Superman prequel first announced in 2014. The series will follow the story of the House of El, Superman’s heritage, two decades before the destruction of the planet.
According to sources, Krypton will follow Superman’s grandfather who will fight to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. It’s possible that Jor-El, Superman’s alien father, could appear as a teenager or a child in the show as well.
“It involves more of the mythology than I think people realize,” Goyer said. “A lot more.”
KRYPTON will be executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. “It involves more of the mythology than I think people realize,” Goyer said. “A lot more.”
Goyer previously revealed Krypton will take place before the opening of Man of Steel. He went on to say while “it won’t be wall-to-wall visual effects every single moment” like Man of Steel, the show will “be digging into the characters and culture a lot more.”
Damian Kindler (“Sleepy Hollow”) will serve as executive producer/showrunner; Colm McCarthy (“She Who Brings Gifts,” “Peaky Blinders”) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”). KRYPTON will be produced by Warner Horizon Television and is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC Comics.
“KRYPTON is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “In the talented hands of David S. Goyer and the DC Entertainment/Warner Horizon Television team, this exciting Syfy project will take viewers back to Superman’s home to show how the timeless legend began.”
I guess the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, Syfy, is now in the Superman business too.