First Trailer for “Krypton” TV Series Released Online

A trailer for the Syfy TV series titled “Krypton” has been released online.

NOTE: It appears as though the trailer may have leaked online rather than being officially released by Syfy, as the trailer is being removed by the TV network from all sites and video hosting services.

The voice over in the trailer is spoken by Seg-El, who says, “Kal-El, my future grandson, by the time you hear these words your birthworld will be a distant memory. The house of El lead a revolution against tirany. The story of your family isn’t how we died, but how we lived. I know you will fight to save your world just as I fought to save mine.

From Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics, “Krypton” takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama 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.

“Krypton” is produced by Warner Horizon Television. The pilot is written by David Goyer (Man of Steel) with Ian Goldberg (Once Upon A Time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Goyer also acts as executive produce through his company Phantom Four with Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow), who serves as showrunner. Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) directed the pilot.

The cast includes: 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.

“Krypton” will premiere in the 2017-2018 TV season.

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sundevil82
Member

I don’t know. I feel like these types of shows muddy the waters of the mythology we already know. I’ll give it a shot, but I no longer trust David Goyer being in charge of anything anymore.

Guest

That’s pretty much everything though, every movie or TV show that is, muddies the waters.
You wan to talk about muddying the waters look at Smallville, it didn’t muddy the waters, it drained the pond and filled it with something else.
Each one is going to be it’s own independent universe, this doesn’t look like it’s playing cannon to anything either.
I’ll judge it on it’s own merits, but like you, I don’t really trust Goyer being in charge.

s-shield
Member

“Kal-El, my son…” trumps “Kal-El, my future grandson…” every time. Wish this series had been about Jor-El. Looks good tho.

Randarch
Member

I agree s-shield. If the series was about a young Jor-El, I would be much more interested.

andramus
Member
I like the look of this. It’s looks intriguing. It will be interesting to me to see if this message to Kal-El is a real thing or just a gimmick for the trailer. This doesn’t have to be some definitive/canon verson of Krypton’s mythology for me to enjoy it. It’s one version of any number of possible versions and no doubt creative choices will be made that I wouldn’t have made if I was was telling the story. That doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it and still think it’s good. Whether this succeeds or fails I’m sure in the future… Read more »
svillar13
Member

So is this an official TV Prequel to the DCEU? Since it is using a lot of the same ideas and looks like technologies?

s-shield
Member

I thought that too, but then I remembered that Smallville used a lot of the same tech and ideas as the Donner movies. So maybe it’s just a case of trying to look similar to the last thing.

Guest

Well 2 years ago Goyer said it was, but that was 2 years ago. He also said it was Kal’s grandfather and it was 200 years before Kal was born. Which makes no sense, it would be like your grandfather fighting in the American Revolution.

But I digress…..to me it looks like the crest and the “key” are inspired by Man of Steel’s designs but not much else. The look of Krypton, costumes, sets and other designs look nothing like what we saw at the beginning of Man of Steel.

NeoRanger
Member

Indeed, unless they try to explain the inconsistencies away by claiming that the look of Krypton in Man of Steel is largely because Krypton fell into decadence after the events of “Krypton”. Having said that, there’s a line about blood in this trailer that reminds me of a Kryptonian saying that was used a bit in the first season of Supergirl.

Guest

Yeah, this actually looks more inline with the CW universe than the Man of Steel universe.
If you look at that thing with the golden head and all the faces there is the Kryptonian language written font used Smallville, The Comics and Supergirl.
Not the font we wee in Man of Steel which is more of an Arabic look ribbon type font.
I’ve brought this up in other forums and get plenty of “idiot, it’s 200 years in the past so everything changed” responses.

Superman1993
Member

Pretty cool trailer. But it looks like they are using a Superman logo so does that mean we will see him at some point.

lovecats
Member

It looks very good but at the same time very expensive.I’ll give it a try.

liheibao
Member

1) The show has nothing to do with Superman.

2) People will watch it, because who doesn’t like a good soap opera?

MattComics
Member

Yeah, Goyers involvement does not inspire confidence.

A series exclusively about Krypton might be alright as a mini-series but I’d much rather see an actual Superman series and get details about Krypton that way. We spent the 10 years following Superman before he was Superman, we have a show about his cousin, now we get a show about his grandpa. I’m sorry but it all just kind of begs the question why the hell can’t we have a show about Superman that is an actual Superman show?

s-shield
Member

Probably because of the various attempts to get the Superman movie franchise off the ground, forcing all these ancillary series. But to be fair, we have had two classical Superman TV series over the years. But i would love a modern version.

MattComics
Member
Are you counting animated series? Because I’m just talking exclusively live-action. This is part of why even though I’m very glad to see a prominently featured female superhero and for seeing Supergirl as a character get the live action treatment it’s simultaneously frustrating because Clark’s tv series always seemed to have to have some kind of caveat like no tights/ no flights or Moonlighting with a cape or he has to be Super*boy* and we can’t use the Daily Planet, Lois Lane, etc. In that sense I feel like we really haven’t had a classical Superman TV series yet but… Read more »
s-shield
Member
Well, I was counting the George Reeve’s Superman show. That’s pretty classical, lol. Also, Lois and Clark. But I do agree, Hollywood has this complex of saying “Well, they’ve seen that before, what’s a twist we can give it?” But then they do that for so long, next thing you know, we actually HAVEN’T seen that classic Superman formula for twenty (plus) years. I’d love a Superman show in the vein of the Flash or Supergirl. No build up, no “one day he’ll be THIS guy” just classic, day one he gets a job at the Planet and saves someone… Read more »
Troy Cornelsen
Member

Looks good. But I agree with sundevil82 about the show may muddy the waters of the mythology. I still think David Goyer is okay, but will see. I’ve been wrong before.

manofsteel
Member

It doesn’t do much for me, sadly.

Kal L
Member

I’m liking the look of this! I’m excited!

Supreme
Member

I can’t believe all these “meh” comments I’m reading here. I am beyond stoked for this project. It looks even better than I imagined. So NOBODY here geeked out when they showed the bottled city of Kandor?! Judging by his dialogue (and the presence of Kandor on screen) Sig-EL must be shown the apocalyptic future at some point.

Guest

Bottled city of Kandor?
I don’t even know what you’re talking about there.

Supreme
Member

I can’t tell if you are being sarcastic or not since this is text. LoL. I’d like to think every superman fan in the world knows what the Bottled City of Kandor is. If you were serious, wiki it immediately! LoL. But you can clearly see it if you pause the video between 0:37 and 0:40

Guest

I know what it is, city Kara grew up in, bottled by Braniac. But I don’t know what you’re talking about in this trailer.
That ball thing at the time code you’re talking about looks more to me like a viewing device and he is looking at a portion of a city being projected than a whole city in it.
The city doesn’t even fit, it would be the bottled block of Rao street and Ak-Var Drive lol.

Supreme
Member

LoL. Maybe its like Google-Earth? Brainiac left the screen “zoomed in” before he walked off.

Gladiator
Member

This looks very good, and I didn’t expected it at all. I’m hyped, and will totally watch it.

NeoRanger
Member

This looks better than I expected it to.
Here’s the problem though; much like with “Gotham” and Batman, I really don’t see why this is a “Superman” thing. Drop the recognizable names and that S and it looks like a somewhat interesting science fiction drama. Outside of branding, there’s no reason; less so than even Smallville, in fact, which had a fairly important story to tell. Theoretically. Before it lost the plot. You know what I mean.

Anyway, it’s not like I’m hoping it will fail or anything, I just came, saw, left, forgot all about it until the premiere.

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