A new DC show that won’t be appearing on The CW is coming and we’ve got two key details for this new series! Today, Syfy has shared both the official synopsis as well as the release date for ‘Krypton’! We knew that a pilot had gone over successfully at the network and now have learned that the series about the planet where Superman came from is due to debut on March of 2018! Syfy hasn’t released the exact day as of yet but we should be finding out relatively soon.
‘Krypton’ is supposed to provide some new lore when it comes to the Man of Steel in the form of a new take on how everything went down that brought him to Earth. Also, there will apparently be time travel!
Here is the breakdown of the first season:
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray, Seg-El encounters Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) who warns he’s under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos. Fighting to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.
KRYPTON is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight Trilogy”) through his Phantom Four banner, alongside Cameron Welsh, who serves as showrunner. In addition to Cuffe and Sipos, the show also stars Georgina Campbell (“Broadchurch”), Elliot Cowan (“Da Vinci’s Demons”), Ann Ogbomo (“World War Z”), Rasmus Hardiker (“Your Highness”), Wallis Day (“Will”), Aaron Pierre (“Tennison”) and Ian McElhinney (“Game of Thrones”). Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, KRYPTON premieres in 2018.
Interesting, we’ll see Adam Strange as one of the Earth-based superheroes that will appear on the show who already knows Krypton’s fate. In fact, he is there to try and make sure the planet fails to be saved by Superman’s grandfather so that events play out in this DC universe similar to how they tend to have in most iterations of the character.
During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, executive producer Damien Kindler had this to say about the show:
“Superman being the most famous superhero of all time, he’s never absent in terms of the tone and the feel, and also the stakes of the show. So, Krypton is a story that everybody believes they know the ending, but this show really aspires to throw all that on its head and, from the very first episode, make people understand that we’re really changing the ending and if you know the ending to story you actually don’t and the stakes have much more to do with the present than the do about the past.”
We’ll either see Krypton be destroyed as usual by the show’s end, or a version of it happening that still sends Superman to Earth, or something else entirely that has the same result. We’ll have to see how the first couple of episodes play out before anyone can really start getting a feel for the premise.
Are you looking forward to Syfy’s ‘Krypton’? Do you feel that this new take on Superman’s home world will be a fun new take on the Man of Steel’s origin? Share your thoughts below!