Obviously, ratings will factor into this new Superman-less Superman series which has yet to debut, but it looks like Syfy has big plans for ‘Krypton‘. We’ll see on March 21st if the show can live up to the network’s expectations but the stories are already being mapped out for a more extended running show.
The news came from the 2018 TCA where showrunner Cameron Welsh, executive producers David Goyer and Geoff Johns, and star Cameron Cuffe (who is playing Seg-El or Superman’s grandfather) all shared details on the series. Regarding the longevity of ‘Krypton,’ Goyer stated that “We do roughly have a seven-to-eight-year plan.”
Goyer continued on to say that “This is an untold story and time travel is involved. History could be changed and what happens in this story can be very different from the backstory people know.” Time travel and a hidden backstory have the ability to really change things up. This statement could very easily see the timeline being altered in the first season and giving us an entirely new DC universe to play in before being restored in the very last episode.
Johns stated that they had been given “free reign” for the series to go in any direction that they’d like and even present their “own version of Doomsday.” For those unfamiliar with the monster which took down the Man of Steel, Doomsday was originally invented by a scientist on Krypton before Kryptonians evolved on the planet. While he didn’t appear during this time frame in the comics, we are getting time travel so who knows what could happen.
Do you think that Syfy can keep a show running for seven to eight years these days without canceling it? Will the dreaded superhero fatigue that keeps being touted about actually kick in prior to the show making it that long? Share your thoughts below!