Syfy’s delving into Superman’s backstory with the new series, Krypton. The show’s based on DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and has David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight Trilogy) writing and executive producing, with Cameron Welsh executive producing and serving as showrunner.
Cameron Cuffe leads the cast as Seg-El. The cast also includes Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Aaron Pierre, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Blake Ritson, Ian McElhinney, Shaun Sipos, and Colin Salmon.
During the San Diego Comic Con, series star Cameron Cuffe explained where we’ll catch up with his character at the start of the first season. “My character, Seyg-El, is the eventual grandfather of Superman. He is the scion of the once great House of El that was once at the very top of Kryptonian society. Through no fault of his own, it has been stripped of its rank and sent to the very bottom,” said Cuffe.
Essentially, he’s left for dead. So when we meet him, he’s been growing up in a very, very harsh environment where he has to struggle to survive. And so the elements of this legacy that’s out there and this sense of whatever it was that his family stood for, he’s sort of very isolated from, he’s very separate from. What’s real for him, and the stakes for him, is just making sure he gets through another day. That’s where we meet him at the beginning of our story.”
Krypton will air on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT. The series is set to premiere on March 21, 2018.
The Plot: What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position. He must redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos).