Syfy has released a new trailer for ‘Krypton,’ giving fans a first look at the characters in the upcoming series.
The series is set two generations before the destruction of the Man of Steel’s home planet. ‘Krypton’ follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe), whose House of El was ostracized and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his world from chaos. The Seg-El name is both a nod to Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and a reference to John Byrne’s 1980s miniseries, ‘The World of Krypton.’ Cameron Cuffe is set to play Seg-El alongside with Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod.
‘Krypton’ also stars Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre, Ian McElhinney, and Shaun SIpos.
The series has been in the works for quite some time. In fact, in 2014, it was reported that David Goyer (‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy) was developing a prequel TV series titled ‘Krypton.’ In December 2014, it was confirmed that the series was in development and would air on the Syfy network.
Although it is unclear whether the series has direct ties to the DC Extended Universe, Goyer has confirmed that the series will take place approximately 200 years before the time period of the ‘Man of Steel’ film.
The series is executive produced by Goyer, and Cameron Welsh (‘Ash vs Evil Dead’) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Check out the teaser trailer below!