While the future slate for DC’s movies remains up-in-the-air, its TV roster continues to thrive. The studio’s latest show is Krypton, which as the title suggests takes a look at life on Superman’s home planet before its destruction. A first teaser has been released–watch it at moviepilot.com.
Krypton is executively produced by David Goyer, who has plenty of experience with DC’s superheroes. He co-wrote both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel, as well as Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies and the Constantine TV show.
The synopsis reads: “Syfy’s Krypton, the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, will follow Superman’s grandfather–whose House of El was ostracized and shamed–as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.”
The show stars newcomer Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, the grandfather of Superman. It also features Georgina Campbell (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Ian McElhinney (Star Wars: Rogue One), and Ann Ogbomo (World War Z).
Goyer first spoke about Krypton in 2015, where he described his plans for the show. “In terms of production value, you have to pick your moments,” he told Collider. “Should we make the show, there will definitely be some big moments. It won’t be wall to wall visual effects every single moment, and we’ll also be digging into the characters and the culture a lot more.”
Krypton doesn’t currently have a confirmed premiere date, but it is expected later in 2017.