Syfy’s ‘Krypton’ Announces Full Cast

KryptonSupergirl isn’t the only Kryptonian related show that is getting a lot of attention today as Syfy’s Krypton just came out with big updates. The full cast were revealed today as six new cast members join previously announced Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Superman’s grandfather and Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod in the series.

Game of Thrones’ Ian McElhinney has been cast as Val-El, the grandfather of Seg-El, who is described as followed:

“He is a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self-defense, and he has tried, without success, to warn the Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat.”

Next up is Da Vinci’s Demons Elliot Cowan who will be playing Daron Vex, the Chief Magistrate of Kandor,

“His real business is defending Krypton’s established oligarchy against heretics and dissidents.”

World War Z’s Ann Ogbomo has joined the project as Primus Alura Zod, mother of Lyta Zod,

“A leader of Krypton’s military guild. She is an extremely tough and demanding training officer.”

Your Highness’ Rasmus Hardiker is playing the rankless Kem, who is described as:

“A brilliant engineer as well as Seg-El’s best friend and partner in an underground tech-repair business.”

The Royal’s Wallis Day is playing Nyssa Vex who is a junior magistrate and daughter of Cown’s Daron Vex. Last, but not least, Tennison’s Aaron Pierre will be playing Dev-Em, who is a cadet under Primis Alura Zod’s command.

“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: Deadline

Andy Behbakht

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  • Nathan_12thMan

    I’ll give it a shot for sure, but unless they hit it out of the park with the budget and passion that “The Expanse” gets on Syfy then I think it will fail. I’m not really that interested in the prequel story of Krypton…when I watch a superhero/comic show I want superheroes, not regular people on another planet. Also (and this is a big factor) we know what happens to Krypton. How am I supposed to care that much when the end result (planet blowing up, etc) is already known?

    This series will require really top shelf set design and costumes to look good, and so far on Syfy they only have a small handful of series that actually get a good budget that can do that.

    • Chris W

      Can see stuff like Braniacs newer origin, Doomsdays origin, Kandor. And then really cool stuff like the Lantern corp, new gods, apokolips… essentially the whole expansive DC cosmic universe. These shows are being made to dig dip in to the comic mythos, not tell us stories that even our grandmother knows.

  • Darthmanwe

    If there is one show with even bigger potential to jump the shark than Gotham, this one is it.

    I still fail to see any point in doing a goddamn show like this. Spend the same money on a new IP and script, completely unrelated to DC lore. Just slapping Krypton on a show won’t frigging save the ratings.

    • Chris W

      I feel like DC has learned from the mistake of Gotham. You know they are just counting the days for that series to run its course so they can bring Batman to the CW-verse. They course corrected on Supergirl really fast. No amount of retconning could make Gotham work in any faithfully adapted comic property though.

      • SAMURAI36

        Yeah,….. No. Gotham is wildly successful, with great ratings, and has already been renewed for a 4th season. Nothing you said has a single thread of truth to it.

        You don’t like it, sucks for you. But the rest of us are enjoying it immensely.

        • Chris W

          Quote me where I said it has bad ratings. Now ask yourself if you think Berlanti doesn’t wish he could get his hands on that IP.

          You have such a narrow perspective about life it’s comical. I know it’s beyond your comprehension to have a discussion about narrative potential. But sleep on it and give it a shot.

          They’re testing Supermans potential as we speak. Get Batman in there? Justice League in the CW-verse? That’d be a dream scenario.

    • SAMURAI36

      LMAO, Gotham jumped the shark. How does that happen, when Bruce is still a kid on the show? And we’re in the 3rd season?

      It’s clear that you guys are not even watching the show. It’s one of the best CBTV shows out right now.

  • Chris W

    I hope we get to see Krypto’s great great great great grandfather.