It’s been a few years since writer/producer David S. Goyer set out to make Krypton, a television series for SyFy that follows the grandfather of Kal-El (better known as Clark Kent, and even better known as Superman) a few centuries before his planet is destroyed. You know, as seen/referenced in just about every Superman movie. It’s been a little while since we’ve heard any major updates about the show, but now a trailer has arrived, giving us a look at what appears to be a very ambitious television show…and one that looks to be very much set in the DC Extended Universe.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s a big day for superhero television news, as Gotham recasts its Poison Ivy, Supergirl recruits the iconic Lynda Carter, and Krypton reveals a cast of (surely doomed) characters.
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UPDATE: Syfy has officially given a pilot order to Krypton, reports Variety. Our original story from April 21, 2016 follows.
Not to be outdone by his best frenemy (and fellow Martha fan) Batman, Superman is also getting his own hometown prequel TV series. For the past couple of years David Goyer has been working with Syfy on Krypton, which follows Superman’s grandfather, two generations before the planet blew up and baby Kal-El was sent hurtling toward Earth. Now the series has taken some big strides forward, picking up an official pilot order, a new showrunner, and a new director. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
You can’t bring up Man of Steel on the internet without wading into some kind of big argument about the moral implications of Superman punching buildings or how Marvel is better or some other kind of nonsense. But surely we can all agree that the film’s prologue, set on the planet Krypton shortly before its destruction, is pretty fantastic stuff? (Ed. note: No. But go on.) In just a few scenes, director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer craft an entire science fiction world that demands further exploration. Any movie that features Russell Crowe dodging laser blasts while astride a giant bug-dragon is okay by us.
So the idea of an entire TV series set on Krypton, titled, uh, Krypton, sounds appealing, even if the ending is pre-determined by Superman lore (Spoiler alert: everyone dies). And while it’s been a year since the show was officially announced, Goyer has revealed in a new interview that yes, the show is still in the works, thanks for asking.
Check out Goyer’s Krypton series update after the jump.
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Krypton may be gone, but it is never forgotten. Sometimes it can even be resurrected. Just about six weeks ago word leaked out that David Goyer is developing a Krypton TV show to act as a sort of Superman prequel. That rumor has now been verified, as Goyer and SyFy have announced the development of (wait for it) Krypton, a show written by Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward), who cracked the story with Goyer. The two will exec produce the series, which plans to follow members of the El family a generation before it gave birth to Kal-El. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
The DC universe has been all over the small screen as of late. At present there’s The Flash and Arrow at The CW, Gotham at Fox, and Constantine at NBC, with Supergirl, Lucifer, iZombie and Static Shock all in development for the near future.
And it seems there are still more DC characters coming to TV. If a new rumor is to be believed, a Krypton TV series is now in the works from Man of Steel writer/producer David Goyer. Hit the jump for more on the Krypton TV series.
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