We’re not that far off from the premiere of the Superman prequel series Krypton and SyFy has revealed, via USA Today, the first look at the central villain of season one, Brainiac, as played by Blake Ritson. Check out a featurette and first look image here…
Travelling the galaxy, Brainiac is able to shrink a city and preserve its inhabitants as part of his ‘collection’ aboard his ship before destroying their planet in an attempt to store all the knowledge in the universe. As one of Superman’s archenemies, Brainiac has sought to defeat the Man of Steel and place him as part of his collection since he’s one of the few survivors of Krypton’s destruction.
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.
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