‘Superman’ Prequel Series ‘Krypton’ To Film In Northern Ireland

KryptonAs Game of Thrones will be coming to an end soon, it looks like Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel show Krypton will be taking over their spot at the Belfast Harbour Studios in Northern Ireland. David Dobbin, Chairman of Belfast Harbour and Richard Williams, CEO, Northern Ireland Screen made the announcement this week as the they both shared their excitement for Krypton coming to their studio.’

“DOBBIN: Welcoming our first tenant to Belfast Harbour Studios is very exciting for us. Working with NI Screen and hosting visits from many production companies has shown there is a need for a facility like this. We regard our investment in the studios as a good business opportunity for Belfast Harbour and good for the local economy and our rapidly growing media sector. We look forward to working with Warner and further enhancing Northern Ireland’s reputation in the film industry.”

WILLIAMS: We are delighted to welcome Warner Horizon to Northern Ireland.  Securing KRYPTON is a real coup for us and cements our position as a world-class filming location with a local and highly skilled crew-base with vast experience.  The construction of the new studios by Belfast Harbour has added tremendous value to our overall proposition.”

Pre-production is set to begin sometime this month before starting filming the first season sometime this summer. The show, which is set in the DC Extended Universe, was officially picked up to series last month. While it remains to be seen how many episodes the first season will consist of, Syfy has announced that the show will premiere sometime in early 2018.

“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.

Are you excited about Krypton? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Belfast Harbour

New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018

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Comic Book TVThe 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.

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.