One of the three new DC Comics TV shows that is coming in the 2017-2018 TV season is Syfy’s Krypton, the story about Superman’s home planet before it blew up in Man of Steel. The show centers on Kal-El’s grandfather Seg-El, played by Cameron Cuffe, as we follow his story.
Cuffe recently appeared on CTV’s etalk to chat about the new DC series, which in Canada will air on Space, as we learned more about his character and the show as a whole. During the interview, Cuffe went into depth about who Seg-El is and Krypton’s incarnation of the comic book character.
“Seg-El grew up in quite a prominent family, one of the great houses of Krypton, which very early on in the story is thrown away. We cast him down to the lowest cast in society. So we have this once-mighty legacy which has sort of been thrown into the mud and he is trying to survive and trying to regain that honor that has been taken from him.”
The etalk host brought up the fact that the things that we have seen in Krypton does look similar to what we have seen of the planet in Zack Snyder’s Superman film, since the show is part of the DC Extended Universe. He also pointed that the show has been described as Superman meets Game of Thrones which Cuffe agreed with as Krypton will have a lot of action and political drama.
“I think we have built this world, which is so exciting on so many levels, there is loads of action and there is a lot of political drama as well as personal drama, so there is a lot going on, on the show.”
In the interview, Cuffe talks about his big passion for Superman as well as the world of comics. During their chat, Cuffe gave major praise to Patty Jenkins’ new DC film, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot.
“It’s brilliant, it’s fantastic, dude you have to see it! It’s wonderful. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. It’s fantastic because it’s so character driven, they are so proud of who this character is and she just shines, it’s fantastic. “
“Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.”
Syfy’s Krypton, starring Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod, Ian McElhinney as Val-El, Elliot Cowan as Daron Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Alura Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa Vex and Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, will premiere sometime in 2018.
Produced by Warner Horizon Television, Krypton comes from executive producers David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy), Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow), Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders). Goyer and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) wrote the pilot which was directed by McCarthy. Kindler has been set as the official show-runner of Krypton.
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.