'Krypton' series pilot order being finalized


After a series of patchy updates and a considerable period of silence, Syfy is finally in the process of ordering “Krypton” series for an upcoming pilot. The series will follow David Goyer’s story of the House of El two generations before Superman, focusing on his grandfather’s journey in restoring his family’s honor at the time when the great House was being ostracized.

The TV series will reportedly follow The Man of Steel’s grandfather in his quest of bringing hope and equality to the superhero’s home planet Krypton and eventually preparing it for the birth of the greatest hero ever known to man amidst the chaos and disorder. 

During a press junket for Da Vinci’s Demons, Goyer revealed in his interview with Collider last October 2015 that the series “takes place 200 years before Man of Steel.” He added, “We’re treating Krypton like it’s a historical piece. We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like.” Goyer had initially written the first pages of the movie “Man of Steel” script about planet Krypton whose scenes later on became the most acclaimed part of the movie.

Fans are now expecting to see the same visuals for the series, although Goyer has already pointed out that albeit the little issue on the production value, the series would be focusing more on Kryptonian culture and the characters.

His recent script for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie has effectively widened the DC universe and paved way for the Justice League team. DC’s successful comic heroes “Arrow” and “The Flash” along with the debut of “Supergirl” have definitely raised the bar for the upcoming “Krypton” series, with Damian Kindler coming in to become the executive producer of the show and Colm McCarthy directing the pilot episode. The current DC-based TV series has no tie-in with the cinematic universe, but Syfy’s “Krypton” will serve as “Man of Steel” prequel.