SYFY has announced that their Superman prequel series, Krypton, will debut on the network on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The new series is set to explore the extended history of the House of El and will take place “two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet,” the network reveals. Krypton is set to follow Kal-El’s grandfather, Seg-El, as he attempts to bring order to his house, as well as his planet.
Check out the following release date teaser from SYFY’s twitter account featuring the brand new logo!
— Krypton (@KryptonSYFY) December 28, 2017
The network also released two brand new stills from the show featuring the House of El, which includes Game of Thrones actor Ian McElhinney (Ser Barristan Selmy).
According to SYFY, Seg-El will receive a visit from none other than Earth-based time traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos), who will warn him that “he’s under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos.” That’s set to entail restoring his family’s honor, along with whipping the perpetually messed-up Kryptonian leadership into some kind of shape.
Seg-El will be faced with all kinds of difficult choices, because most important of all, he’s going to have to choose whether to save Krypton, or let it be destroyed in order to allow his famous grandson to achieve his destiny. The time-travel-based meddling of Adam Strange is sure to play a pivotal role here.
Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon), Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror), Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones), Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Ann Ogbomo (World War Z), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), Wallis Day (Will), and Aaron Pierre (The A Word). It will be executive-produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) under the banner of his Phantom Four, and Cameron Welsh will act as showrunner.