Syfy Orders 'Krypton' Show to Series as Part of Their Brand Reboot

Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 1:40PM
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Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 1:40PM
Syfy Orders 'Krypton' Show to Series as Part of Their Brand Reboot
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While a Krypton show from Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer began floating around not long after Man of Steel came out, the Superman prequel series has finally been ordered to series by Syfy.

As an equivalent to Batman's prequel show Gotham on Fox, Krypton will be set on Superman's doomed home planet, two generations before its destruction. Cameron Cuffe stars as a young, disgraced member of the House of El who just so happens to be Superman's grandfather - yes, it does sound gimmicky, but if you enjoyed all of Russell Crowe's Krypton scenes in Man of Steel, then you may find something to like in Goyer's show once it premieres.

The announcement is part of a larger rebooting of Syfy's image to bring in more adaptations and major franchises, since the channel has lately been focusing mostly on original shows. While they have some great stuff on the air right now like The Expanse and The Magicians, Syfy has apparently seen enough Sharknados that they want to expand beyond in-house ideas.

Syfy will transition into their new look next month, on June 19, 2017. Chris McCumber, an NBCUniversal head who oversees both the Syfy and USA channels, promised that while Sharknado will always have a home on Syfy, they think broadening their horizons could be good for the network:

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"It's a real change in how we have operated the channel. In the past, it has been talking predominantly about our own shows. We are going to continue to do that, and our original content is key to our success, but we are also opening it up to the entire genre."
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Among other new projects Syfy is working on include an adaptation of the Image Comics series Happy! by famous comics writer Grant Morrison, and an adaptation of Nightflyers, a sci-fi horror novella written by a little known author named George R. R. Martin (he won't be involved, as HBO has him working exclusively on Game of Thrones). So they're indeed ramping up their number of adaptations, and bringing in some outside ideas may freshen things up after that influx of shark/tornado hybrids.

No word on when Krypton will premiere, so keep an eye out over the next year. In the meantime, if you want to see more of the doomed planet, just watch Russell Crowe run around as Jor-El in Man of Steel. 

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