Syfy has picked up a new television-adapted DC series, featuring the setting in the very planet that birthed Superman.
Little detail has been released, but from the premise, we gather this will follow the story of Kal-El’s grandfather, “whose House of El was ostracized and shamed – as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos”.
Bill McGoldrick ,Executive Vice PResident of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, spoke at the press release in promotion of the film:
[Krypton] is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe. In the talented hands of David S. Goyer and the DC Entertainment/Warner Horizon Television team, this exciting Syfy project will take viewers back to Superman’s home to show how the timeless legend began.
David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Ian Goldberg (Terminator: The Sarrah Connor Chronicles, Once Upon a Time) are set to write the pilot. Goyer is also involved in creating the idea of this pet project and serves as the executive producer under his company Phantom Four. The pilot will be directed by Peaky Blinders and Sherlock director Colm McCarthy.
According to the DC Comics Database Wiki:
Kryptonians are an alien humanoid race of being who originate on the planet Krypton. Kryptonians are basically humans in their structure and appearance, but their biology is far more advanced than that of Earth based humans where they are able to utilize energy in their body with far more direct and elaborate manners than Earth based humans do.
Various dimensional Kryptonians have developed superpowers in regards to Earth based humans that vary drastically in comparison to their various native dimensions. Super speed, heat vision, x-ray vision, and super breath are among many Kryptonian superpowers.
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