Syfy Super-Prequel ‘Krypton’ Gets Official Pilot Order
Well, considering the amount of time Syfy’s proposed Superman prequel drama Krypton has spent on the bench, the Man of Steel’s grandpa was bound to leap forth eventually. So it is, that Syfy has given an official order to Krypton, taking us to a time way, way before Superman first donned the cape.
The new series will be executive produced by Man of Steel scribe David Goyer and directed by Peaky Blinders helmer Colm McCarthy, while Sleepy Hollow alum Damian Kindler recently joined as executive producer and showrunner. Goyer and Kindler will rewrite the original pilot teleplay, itself co-penned by Goyer and Ian Goldberg.
Set 200 years before (but not directly tied to) Man of Steel, so reads the Krypton 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.
Says NBC Universal of the series:
KRYPTON is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe. In the talented hands of David S. Goyer and the DC Entertainment/Warner Horizon Television team, this exciting Syfy project will take viewers back to Superman’s home to show how the timeless legend began.
No telling what kind of Kryptonian shenanigans Super-grandpa will get up to, or when, but does Krypton sound like a worthy vision of the Man of Steel’s roots?