Superman Prequel Series KRYPTON Confirmed for Syfy

The New Show At Syfy

We’d heard whisperings a while back that another comic book show might be in development, and now the project has officially found a home. A Superman prequel series called Krypton from Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer has landed in development at the cable network Syfy. Above and below is the official logo.

Warner Horizon Television and DC Entertainment are working with the prolific producer and Once Upon a Time writer Ian Goldber to bring the series to life. This drama revolves around Supes’ grandpa who struggles to “bring hope and equality to Krypton [at a time when the house of El is shamed and ostracized], turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known,” read the official description of the new show.

The New Show At Syfy

Why are we supposed to even care about Krypton when it explodes and all the characters will ultimately wind up dead? I dunno but people still watched Titanic even though the ship crashes and everyone mostly drowns and still watched Star Wars even while knowing the protagonist would become a monster by the end. And that’s the way it is. It’s obvious someone at Syfy wants to try and capitalize on the popularity of Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham. (I hope Krypton is a gas).

The other DC-based TV projects in development includes the likes of CBS’ Supergirl and TNT’s  at-pilot-stage Titans series.

Source: THR