Confirmed: Syfy Teaming Up with David S. Goyer for Superman Prequel Series 'Krypton'
It's official: Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer will helm Syfy's ambitious new Superman prequel series "Krypton." Rumors of the project, and Goyer's involvement, started to crop up in October, but now THR has finally confirmed it.
Described as "in the same vein as Gotham," the prequel series will not actually involve Superman, as he's not born yet. Instead, it will follow Superman's biological 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 is a veteran of comic book adaptations, having worked on the sequel to The Crow, the Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, the new Constantine series, and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as the in-development Sandman film. He developed the story along with Once Upon a Time writer Ian Goldberg, who will write the pilot and executive produce along with Goyer.
I don't really know how to feel about Krypton as a concept. Yes, Gotham is an entertaining show, but it's not necessarily a great one, and while Syfy has been undergoing a renaissance of sorts lately, I still don't know if I trust them to pull off this kind of project as much or more than Fox. Plus, in spite of the initial "Batman show without Batman" gimmick, some of the strongest moments in Gotham have come from the preteen Bruce Wayne, while in this series it looks like Superman will literally not exist yet. But the plot summary does sound like it has potential, and who knows, maybe Syfy will manage to be less winky with the Easter Eggs than Gotham has been.