Coming next year, the SyFy channel will be giving us the backstory to Superman’s homeworld, pre-destruction, by way of the new series ‘Krypton.’  At San Diego Comic Con this weekend, DC and Warner Brothers Television unveiled a new teaser trailer for the series, along with a first look at new footage from the series.

While WB/DC has yet to release the footage to the general public, viewers seemed initially impressed, with Collider calling it “a high-concept series with an impressive look in an immersive world… [that I] would enjoy seeing again and again.”

For now, however, we do have the teaser trailer, which features Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, played by Cameron Cuffe.  Also seen are quick glimpses of Alura Zod (Ann Ogbomo), Lyta Zod (Georgina Campbell), and Val-El (Ian McElhinney).  Take a look, along with SyFy’s official description of the show:


Syfy’s Krypton, the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Krypton will be executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will serve as executive producer/showrunner, Colm McCarthy (She Who Brings Gifts, Peaky Blinders) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Krypton will be produced by Warner Horizon Television and is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC Comics.

Are you excited to see this new take on Superman’s familial prequel?  Sound off in the comments below and share your thoughts!

‘Krypton’ is scheduled to premiere on the SyFy network sometime in 2018.