Superman Prequel ’Krypton’ Set To Debut In 2018 On Syfy

Krypton Series TrailerKrypton 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.

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

Source: Syfy

Andy Behbakht

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  • Yeah, I am excited for this show for sure. The Snyders had staff extensively develop the lore of Krypton for MoS and of course David Goyer was attached to that. Good to see all of that hard work still get put to use. I’ll be fascinated to see the worldbuilding involved with this. And I’ll be curious to see how much Plato’s Republic serves as inspiration.

  • JoyDC4Life

    Excited beyond belief, I don’t get excited for much DCTV stuff, but this and Preacher are IT for me. I expect great things with the work Goyer has already done, to see an extension of that, will be great, and with SyFy’s increasingly better productions on original SyFy series, that’s just another plus in the column.