Krypton series announced for SyFy; To feature Superman’s Grandfather

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Looks like other properties from the DC Universe are expanding more and more into the small screen… And the latest announcement involves a property that has ties to a certain Man of Steel’s heritage and will be developed by comic book movie screenwriter David S. Goyer and television channel SyFy.

Following in the footsteps of shows like FOX’s pre-Batman crime-drama series “Gotham” as well as The CW’s “Arrow” and “The Flash“, “Krypton” is the newest superhero TV Series to follow the adventures of characters set upon a familiar location known to comic book readers and Superman fans. Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Goyer is set to collaborate as executive producer with “Once Upon A Time” producer Ian Goldberg.

The official synopsis for the series is as follows:

“Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.”

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 So much like where “Gotham” follows the journey of young Detective James Gordon, a newly orphaned Bruce Wayne, and the rest of its populace in their early years, Krypton will follow Kal-El’s grandpa and see him interact and help establish peace within the alien planet that will eventually be doomed to fall and send one of its last living inhabitants to Earth to become the greatest superhero the world has ever known.

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Interestingly enough in 1987, the team of John Byrne, Mike Mignola, and Rick Bryant developed a miniseries called “The World of Krypton” that had the same premise as the upcoming TV Show, and featured Superman’s paternal grandparent “Seyg-El” as the main character. This most likely will serve as the inspiration behind the SyFy series, if not an influence in some way or form.

No release date has been specified or given for “Krypton” yet.

 

 

Author: Tim Villasor

Editor-at-Large of Ungeek PH. Regularly cosplays as Batman (founding member of Justice PH) for events. Writer for GMA Sci-Tech and former contributor to Playground Magazine. Pop culture Crusader.

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