One of the new DC TV shows that will be arriving next season is the upcoming Superman prequel series Krypton set to premiere on Syfy in 2018. After almost three years of development, the cast and creative team are about to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, where fans will be able to get a sneak peek at the upcoming series.
Ahead of the panel, Syfy has released a new trailer for the series online. You can watch it below.
Krypton, set in the DC Extended Universe several years before Man of Steel, is one of three new television shows from DC that is coming next season. The CW is officially bringing Black Lightning for mid-season with Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, while Warner Bros. TV and DC Entertainment is bringing the Teen Titans to the world of live-action with Titans in 2018 on a new untitled digital service.
“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.”
Syfy’s Krypton, starring Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon) as Seg-El, Georgina Campbell (After Hours) as Lyta Zod, Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) as Val-El, Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons) as Daron Vex, Ann Ogbomo (Wonder Woman) as Primus Alura Zod, Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness) as Kem, Wallis Day (The Royals) as Nyssa Vex and Aaron Pierre (Britannia) 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) who is set as the official showrunner, Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders). Goyer and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) wrote the pilot which was directed by McCarthy.
What did you think of the new trailer? Sound off in the comments below.
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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