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SyFy Krypton Casting Call Made Known

SyFy has green lit David Goyer’s Man of Steel prequel Krypton TV series, and now a casting call with character descriptions is made known.

TV Line has details for the following:

SEG-EL | Envisioned here as athletic, quietly confident and in his 20s, comic fans are familiar with an older (and a bit grumpier) Seg from his appearance in the classic Starman No. 51, written by James Robinson with story by Robinson and David S. Goyer, who is executive producer/writer of Krypton. But Seg’s a good guy at any age; in the comics, he and son Jor-El (Kal-El/Superman’s father) helped Starman get away while other Kryptonians wanted to detain – and dissect – the Earthling.

LYTA ZOD | This twentysomething beauty will likely have some familial tie to Superman’s future foe, General Zod, while she herself is a (reluctant) warrior.

VAL-EL | Seg’s genius grandpa defied death by going into the Phantom Zone, and is a staunch believer in space exploration. (We know that’s a lesson he’ll pass along to his great-grandson.)

Other characters include:

ALURA ZOD | Lyta’s mom happens to bear the same name as Kara Zor-El’s mother on Supergirl, while “Zod” always raises an eyebrow because of that whole “kneel before” thing.

DEV-EM | If anyone is going to survive Krypton’s inevitable fate, it’ll be this chiseled, twentysomething bad boy. In the comics, Dev escapes the doomed planet, abuses Superboy on Earth and eventually becomes an ally of the Legion of Super-Heroes… in the 30th century.

TER-EL | AKA Seg’s father. We didn’t get him to play Supergirl’s Man of Steel, but maybe Tom Welling (Smallville) could play Clark’s great-grandfather on Krypton?

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Krypton, the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. Krypton will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

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SyFy Debuts Krypton Teaser Trailer

SyFy debuted a new teaser trailer for their upcoming Superman prequel Krypton series.

While no footage has made its way online as of yet, IGN provided a description from NBC Universal’s upfronts.

The Krypton teaser begins in space with a voice over asking, “What remains when a civilization dies?” It’s then revealed the footage is shown flying through the destruction of Krypton with green rocks flying by as well. The voice over then states, “This is not the story of how our world died. This is the story of how we lived.” Scenes are then showed on Krypton, which resembled those from the beginning of Man of Steel.

Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. Krypton will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Note: I’m not totally sure if this is set in the world of the DC movies or just inspired by it, though a while back Goyer did state it was and is set 200 years prior to the events from Man of Steel. If the latter is the case, then Krypton would be the first DC TV series to connect to the movies.

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SyFy Greenlights Superman Prequel Krypton Series

SYFY GREENLIGHTS SUPERMAN PREQUEL KRYPTON TO PILOT

— Origin Story Based on the DC Comics Characters Is From Executive Producer David S. Goyer and Warner Horizon Television –

 

Syfy today announced it has greenlit to pilot KRYPTON, the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. KRYPTON will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

KRYPTON will be executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (“Sleepy Hollow”) will serve as executive producer/showrunner; Colm McCarthy (“She Who Brings Gifts,” “Peaky Blinders”) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”). KRYPTON will be produced by Warner Horizon Television and is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC Comics.

“KRYPTON is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “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.”

KRYPTON comes on the heels of the pilot greenlight for PROTOTYPE, written by Tony Basgallop (“24: Live Another Day”) and currently in production. Additional high-profile scripted projects in development at Syfy include an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel BRAVE NEW WORLD from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, and HYPERION, with executive producers Bradley Cooper, Graham King and Todd Phillips.

In 2016, Syfy’s powerhouse lineup includes HUNTERS, from “The Walking Dead” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd; the second season of the thriller series 12 MONKEYS; INCORPORATED, from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films; the Halloween anthology series CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE; and critically-acclaimed first seasons of THE EXPANSE and THE MAGICIANS (both set for second seasons in 2017).

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SyFy & David Goyer’s Krypton Series Is Almost A Go

While not much has been heard as of late in regards to the David S. Goyer Krypton series other than mention it’s in development, now it’s reported the series is closer than ever to getting green lit at SyFy.

Variety reports SyFy is nearing completion of a deal on the pilot order for the Krypton series, which will be written by Goyer and Ian Goldberg.

The Krypton series is described as: “set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s titular home planet, would tell the story of the Man of Steel’s grandfather as he fights to restore the family honor of the House of El after it has been shamed.”

It’s unclear if Kryprton will be set within any of the DC TV universes, but Goyer previously hinted a connection.

Goyer is also on board Krypton as executive producer. Colm McCarthy will direct the pilot. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hallow, Sanctuary, Stargate) will serve as showrunner.

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