‘Krypton’ Casts Super Friends For Syfy Pilot

By October 11, 2016


Cameron Cuffe won’t be all alone on Krypton after all.

Syfy has announced the rest of the Superman prequel pilot’s past, meaning that filming can now officially get underway.

Cuffe will be joined by Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Wallis Day, Rasmus Hardiker, Ian McElhinney, Ann Ogbomo and Aaron Pierre. They will play new characters, and a few with names that might be familiar to you – like two who carry the last name of Zod.

Campbell is one of the Zods, Lyta, the daughter of Primus Alura Zod, played by Ogbomo. Campbell has appeared in a number of British television series over the years, most recently One of UsFlowers and in the third season premiere of Broadchurch.

Ogbomo has spent the past decade mostly as a character actress, but did appear as a soldier in 2013’s World War Z.

Playing a cadet under Ogbomo’s Zod is Pierre as Dev-Em. He’s just starting to get acting credits under his name, also being cast in two other series – Tennison in the United Kingdom and Britannia in the United States.

Cowan, according to Deadline, plays Daron Vex, who works to ensure that nothing threatens the oligarchy already established on the planet. He was a regular in DaVinci’s Demons, portraying Lorenzo Medici. He most recently appeared as Abrecan in the ITV miniseries Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands.

Day will play Daron Vex’s daughter, Nyssa, who also is a junior magistrate on Krypton. She is quite new to the television scene, most recently playing Olalla in the British series Jekyll & Hyde.

Hardiker will likely get some of the most screentime among the secondary players as Kem, best friend to Cuffe’s Seg-El, and who co-owns an underground tech-repair business with the Superman ancestor. Hardiker’s work has been mostly in British television to this point, most recently as the voice of Chips in the animated series Digby Dragon.

Cuffe won’t be portraying the only Superman relative in the series. McElhinny will play Val-El, Seg-El’s grandfather.

He is a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self-defense, and he has tried (without success) to warn Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat.

McElhinny is likely best known to audiences as Ser Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones. He’s also appeared in Ripper Street and The Fall.

Syfy could decide whether to turn Krypton into a full-fledged series early next year.

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