Syfy has found its lead for the upcoming Superman prequel pilot Krypton, with British actor Cameron Cuffe (Florence Foster Jenkins) set to play Seg-El, the grandfather of Kal-El.
Krypton has been created by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and takes place on Superman’s home world, two generations before its destruction. The potential series will follow Seg-El, as he fights to redeem his family’s honour after the House of El is ostracized and shamed. He’ll also be embarking on a secret love affair with Lyta Zod (Georgina Campbell), a cadet in Krypton’s military academy.
Goyer has written the pilot with Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time), while Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) directs and Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) serves as showrunner.