Krypton is one of the upcoming DC TV shows in the 2017-2018 TV Season as Syfy gave the Superman prequel an official series order last week. The Upfronts are underway as several networks are debuting new TV schedules for the upcoming fall. While we didn’t get any new details from NBC Universal today, it appears that the official Syfy website has given us an idea of when the show will come out.
When you visit the official Krypton page on the Syfy website, the page states the series is “coming in 2018”. Given that the show has only filmed the pilot so far, it would make sense that the cable network is aiming for a 2018 premiere, most likely in the first quarter of the year.
Syfy has yet to announce how many episodes Season 1 will consist of, but looking at some of their other shows, it will most likely be somewhere between 10-13 episodes. With San Diego Comic-Con coming up in July, Syfy will hopefully be giving the show a big push there.
“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 in the 2017-2018 TV Season.
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.
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10 Characters That Should Join DC’s ‘Titans’ TV Show
Now that news has broke the long rumored Titans show will debut on a new DC subscription service, it’s time to for everyone to get up to speed on the Teen Titans.
We already know that Dick Grayson, Starfire and Raven will be on the show, but there are a lot of other members who deserve a chance to shine. While the show’s synopsis makes it sound like it may follow New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, but the Titans can easily bring other heroes into the mix with some clever writing. There are a lot of great heroes who have called themselves Titans over the years, so I hope the show eventually builds to the point of being able to sustain a rotating roster chop full of classic heroes.
Geoff Johns, whose run on Teen Titans is one of my favorite comics of all time, co-wrote the pilot for the project with Akiva Goldsman so I’m hopeful the show will be emotionally rich as well as action packed. The Titans are a great group of characters and I’m ecstatic they are getting a chance at life outside of the kid-friendly, Teen Titans Go!
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