Krypton, based 200 years before Superman was born, reveals more about Superman’s home planet.
Syfy has approved the release of a pilot episode of Krypton, a television prequel to the Superman movies. David S. Goyer, who has written many of the Batman films in addition to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is writing the script for the show.
“It’s the story before the story,” Goyer said. “How these iconic characters became the people they are — when you’re dealing with these iconic characters, that is fun territory to mine.”
Krypton reportedly takes place 200 years into the past and focuses on Superman’s grandfather. His grandfather was named Seyg-El in the 1980s comic book miniseries by John Byrne, The Call of Krypton, but a different name may be changed for the adaptation.
Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will be executive producer and showrunner of Krypton. Kindler and Goyer are working together to rewrite the first episode, which will be directed by Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders).
So far, Syfy has not released much information other than a 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.”
Reactions towards the announcement are mixed, as the show has no choice but to end in the explosion of the planet. With fans knowing where things are headed, the show may not hold as much interest for viewers as the other movies have.
According to Goyer, the show is “still in development, but hopefully we’ll have some news about it pretty soon.” Curious fans can look forward to knowing more about the world of Superman, especially if the show continues after the pilot.