Fans of superhero shows will have another installment to cherish as The Superman prequel TV series Krypton was recently been given the green light by Syfy for a pilot episode. The brainchild of the show David S. Goyer revealed some key plot points which will raise interest even more for the much anticipated viewers.
“It won’t be wall to wall visual effects every single moment, spectacle, in that way that the film will be, but we’ll also be digging into the characters and the culture a lot more.” Goyer said last year to Collider.
The plot will be set two generations before Krypton, Superman’s home planet was destroyed. The story will revolve around Clark Kent’s real grandfather, who will be seen fighting to reprise his family’s lost honor after being publicly disgraced.
Goyer, who is famous for his works in “Batman v Superman”, “Man of Steel” and “Batman Begins” will team up with Ian Goldberg to write the story for the pilot episode. He will also serve as the executive producer of the show. Damon Kandler will be the showrunner.
Executive vice president of scripted content at NBCUniversal, Bill McGoldrick also shared his views on the show. He believes that Goyer and DC Entertainment/Warner Horizon Television team will make the show exciting.
“Krypton is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe. This exciting Syfy project will take viewers back to Superman’s home to show how the timeless legend began.” McGoldrick said, according to Variety.
Collin McCarthy will direct the pilot episode of the show and it will be produced by Warner Horizon Television.
Specific rumors suggest that the show will be based on the 1980 comic book by John Byrne called, “The World of Krypton.” The book introduced Kal-El’s grandfather named Seyg-El to the comic world. However, it is still unknown whether the show producers will select this name in the series.
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