‘Krypton’ Casting Call For Superman’s Grandfather & 5 More Characters

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There hasn’t been many updates on SyFy’s Superman prequel series Krypton since it officially got a pilot order in May by the cable network. Today however, it seems that things are starting to move forward. TV Line reports that 6 characters are currently being cast for the DC drama series, including Superman’s grandfather himself, Seg-El. Some of these characters

First up, we have the leading man himself, “SEG-EL” who is described as a twenty-something “athletic, quietly and confident” man. He made his first appearance in Starman #51 where he was a bit older. The comic was written by James Robinson, based on a story from him and Krypton’s executive producer/pilot writer, David S. Goyer.

His father “TER-EL” is also being cast, but no further description was provided for him. In addition, “VAL-EL” a.k.a Seg’s genius grandfather who “defied death by going into the Phantom Zone” and is heavily interested into space exploration.

We also have two members from the House of Zod as “LYTA ZOD”, a twenty-something beauty who is described as “a reluctant warrior”. We also have “ALURA ZOD”, who shares the same first name as Kara Zor-El’s mother, that is being cast too and is Lyta’s mother.

Last up, is the character of “DEV-EM” that DC Comics fans should pay attention to as his faith is included in the Man of Steel prequel comic (written by the great Sterling Gates, with story from Goyer, Zack Snyder and Geoff Johns) and plays a significant role in that story. He is being described as a “chiseled, twenty-something bad boy”In the comics lore, Dev escaped Krypton and abused Superboy on Earth at one point before he became an ally of the Legion of Super-Heroes that exists in the 30th century.

With San Diego Comic-Con coming up, we might be hearing quite soon who some of these characters will be played by on Krypton.

“Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.”

Krypton has currently a pilot order, but is being eyed for a 2017 launch on SyFy.

Source: TV Line

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.

  • Joey Wabi-Sabi

    I still think it was a huge mistake to set this show so far into the past. Do we really care about characters and events from 70+ years prior to Superman? If the show was based on a young Jor-El and Zod, that would make for a FAR more interesting story. We would see the close friendship between the two; the growing rift between them as they start to have separate ideals and goals for Krypton; the dark path that Zod starts to take; the beginning of Krypton’s ultimate downfall. They could drag that whole story out for a good number of seasons.