Superman Prequel Series "Krypton" Moving Forward at Syfy

Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 3:46PM
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Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 3:46PM
Superman Prequel Series "Krypton" Moving Forward at Syfy
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This is either great timing or terrible timing, depending on how you want to look at it, but David S. Goyer's Superman prequel series, Krypton, is nearing a pilot order at Syfy.

According to THR, the project is "nearing a pick-up," and Sleepy Hollow and SG-1 producer Damien Kindler has come on board as showrunner. Goyer, who has worked on the Dark Knight series as well as Man of Steel, co-created the series with Once Upon a Time's Ian Goldberg, with both serving as executive producers, and Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders, Sherlock) set to direct.

Krypton will follow Superman's grandfather as he "brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Superhero ever known." Goyer has previously stated that the series will explore unused ideas from the Man of Steel opening sequence, and will take place approximately 200 years before the events of the film

Superman isn't exactly having the greatest time of it lately, with fans and critics alike criticizing his murder-y ways in both MOS and Batman v Superman. Batman has unquestionably become the breakout character of BvS (along with Wonder Woman), while it was recently revealed that Superman had a mere 42 lines of dialogue in the entire film. But even if the DCEU's Superman isn't doing too well, he's still arguably the most famous superhero of all time, so it makes sense that Syfy would want to get in the DC business. Plus, DC's TV shows are generally separate from the DCEU and are all doing well (with the exception of Constantine, RIP), but hopefully the quality of this series will be more like the Flash and less like the Gotham side of things.
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