Earlier this week Syfy unveiled the first trailer for Krypton, DC’s upcoming Superman prequel series, which takes place on Kal-El’s home planet, albeit two generations prior to its destruction.
As we saw in the trailer, the series also features the character of Adam Strange, and according to creator David S. Goyer and DC’s Geoff Johns, the show won’t be restricted solely to Superman characters, and could eventually feature appearances from the likes of the Green Lantern Corps and Omega Men.
“The deal with the show is it’s kind of this gateway into the DC science fiction universe. Because also the Phantom Zone figures into this show, it means we can delve into other times and planets eventually. Even the inclusion of Adam Strange, that should tip you off that it’s not just going to be on Krypton,” said Goyer at the Television Critics Association press tour, with Johns adding that: “Any of these characters could eventually show up.”
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray, Seg-El encounters Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) who warns he’s under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos. Fighting to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.
KRYPTON is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight Trilogy”) through his Phantom Four banner, alongside Cameron Welsh, who serves as showrunner. In addition to Cuffe and Sipos, the show also stars Georgina Campbell (“Broadchurch”), Elliot Cowan (“Da Vinci’s Demons”), Ann Ogbomo (“World War Z”), Rasmus Hardiker (“Your Highness”), Wallis Day (“Will”), Aaron Pierre (“Tennison”) and Ian McElhinney (“Game of Thrones”). Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, KRYPTON premieres March 21st, 2018 on SYFY.