Syfy Superman Prequel ‘Krypton’s First Trailer Looks … Pretty Great?
If ever we thought FOX’s Gotham too prequel-y, the idea of Syfy’s Krypton exploring Superman’s grandpappy seemed lightyears beyond. Literally! That said, the first trailer for the Goyer-produced Syfy Super-prequel is here, and it really doesn’t look half-bad!
Not yet ordered to series, Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe as Kal-El’s grandfather Seg-El, along with King Arthur star Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod, a member of Krypton’s military caste and the daughter of General Alura Zod. Departed Game of Thrones star Ian McElhinney plays Val-El, grandfather of Seg-El, atop a supporting cast that includes Da Vinci’s Demons star Elliot Cowan and World War Z alum Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day and Aaron Pierre.
The new series will be executive produced by Man of Steel scribe David Goyer and directed by Peaky Blinders helmer Colm McCarthy, while Sleepy Hollow alum Damian Kindler serves as executive producer and showrunner. Goyer and Kindler rewrote the original pilot teleplay, itself co-penned by Goyer and Ian Goldberg.
Set 200 years before (but not directly tied to) Man of Steel, so reads the Krypton synopsis:
Years before the Superman legend we know, 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.
Krypton will likely come forward with more official details in the next few months, but what do we make of the first look? Not bad, right?