Georgina Campbell

Syfy’s ‘Krypton’ TV series has found its leading lady in British actor Georgina Campbell.  Though she isn’t known in the US, she won a BAFTA Award in 2015 for Best Leading Actress for the TV movie ‘Murdered By My Boyfriend’.

‘Krypton’ was created by David S. Goyer who also co-wrote the script for the pilot with Ian B. Goldberg.  Goyer will serve as executive producer along with Damian Kindler who will serve as showrunner.  The pilot will be directed by Colm McCarthy, who previously helmed episodes of ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’.  McCarthy will also be a co-executive producer.

The show will focus on Superman’s grandfather Seg-El (not yet cast) who must fight “to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos” after the House of El is “ostracized and shamed”.

Campbell will play Lyta Zod and is described as:

Lyta Zod is a member of Krypton’s military caste and the daughter of a general, Alura Zod. Lyta Zod serves as a cadet — and has also been having a clandestine, forbidden romance with Seg-El.

Interestingly, Lyta’s mother Alura shares the same first name as Supergirl’s mother.  Could there be some sort of connection?  Or is Alura simply the Kryptonian equivalent of Jennifer?

Obviously, the Zods are related to General Zod, the political opponent of Superman’s father Jor-El, who was trapped in the Phantom Zone to emerge in the present to plague Jor-El’s son Kal-El, who is now the Earth’s mightiest defender.

But a romance between a Zod and an El?  That could lead to some… strange familial connections down the line.

After winning the BAFTA Award for her role in ‘Murdered By My Boyfriend’, Campbell appeared in another TV movie ‘The Ark’ based on the Bible story and starred in the TV shows ‘After Hours’ and ‘Flowers’ and two miniseries, ‘Trapped’ and ‘One of Us’.  She will appear on the big screen in Guy Ritchie’s  ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ along with Charlie Hunnam, Annabelle Wallis, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Djimon Hounsou.

Are you intrigued to explore the world of ‘Krypton’ before its destruction?

Source: Deadline