As DC continues to move forward and grow on the big screen, many would argue that the studio is doing an even better job on the small screen, with shows like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and if you’re a brave soul, even Gotham.
Following the original announcement last year as well, it looks like things are finally going to be moving ahead on DC’s Krypton prequel series, which will take place on Superman’s home planet, before its destruction and Kal-El’s journey to Earth.
SyFy has officially announced a pilot order on the series today as well, which is said to take place 200 years in the past, with Kal’s Kryptonian grandfather acting as the series’ lead protagonist. The show comes from an idea conceived by Man of Steel scribe, David S. Goyer, and Once Upon a Time‘s Ian Goldberg. The latter is set to pen the script for the pilot episode, with Goyer attached to executive produce.
Here is the series’ official synopsis:
“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.”
SyFy’s original series have been slowly improving over the past few years, and it will be interesting to see how they manage to get past some of the obvious budgetary issues they might be facing with the new series, especially if it’s set on the same Krypton as the CGI-heavy iteration we saw in Man of Steel. It remains unknown how close the series will be sticking to the continuity created by the films though, but Goyer can be hit-or-miss with his projects it seems like, and I guess we’ll just have to wait and see which side of the line this ends up landing in.
The Krypton series does not currently have a release date.
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