Official “Krypton” Trailer and Synopsis

Syfy has released the official synopsis and first trailer for the “Krypton” TV series.

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).

Appearing at the Television Critics Association winter press tour today, David S. Goyer, Geoff Johns and Cameron Cuffe spoke about working on the TV series…

“This is an untold story and history can be changed in our show. The end can be very different from what we all know,” said David Goyer on the fate of Krypton throughout the series.

“Once Superman enters your life, he’s always there. That’s why I’m so excited to be part of the mythology,” explained Cameron Cuffe on joining the El family.

Geoff Johns added, “There’s a lot to explore. We get to do our own version of Doomsday that’s never been done. And in a lot of ways its even closer to the comics because of that.”

“You get to do things in a serialized story that you can’t do in movies. We get to tell a more sophisticated and emotionally compelling story. We get to explore every corner of the mythology. We’re pulling things in the comics from the 50s and things that were written 5 months ago. We explore where the ‘S’ symbol gets its meaning. We get to see it grow into what we all know and love and that’s what makes our story special.”

The TV series is inspired by classic comic book stories including “All-Star Superman,” “Superman: The Animated Series,” and :Superman: Secret Origins”.

“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.

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January 9, 2018 6:33 pm


What a time to be a Superman / Super Family fan! To see representation with Supergirl, Krypton, Justice League Action, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go, DC Super Heroes Lego, and that’s just video media (comics, games, toys, rides, podcasts, etc) in such a short span.

January 13, 2018 12:08 am
Reply to  DrAwkward

How great a time is it really though when they won’t make a Superman show with Superman in it but will instead bend over backwards to avoid it.

January 15, 2018 12:48 pm
Reply to  MattComics

Yeah, I don’t understand why they’re avoiding having a Superman show either. I’m hoping that we will hear news sometime soon for a superman tv show, and not just shows that are about people related to him. I mean I really enjoy Supergirl’s show, but I would really like to see Superman get his own series as well. Tyler Hoechlin has done an amazing job at the part, and I think he should be given the chance to play the role again. I’m hoping and my fingers are crossed that we will hear something this year.

January 9, 2018 6:53 pm

The uploader has made the video unavailable in your country.

Thank you very much YouTube.

January 10, 2018 12:05 am

Cautiously optimistic. Production values look excellent although Adam Strange looks a bit pedestrian in the trailer. Hope the quality of the show is along the lines of Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse, or Man in the High Castle, another words superior science fiction programming. Based on the show’s tweets, the creators are drawing inspiration from, among others, Superman The Animated Series, Superman Secret Origins and All-Star Superman, so there is certainly no shortage of quality source material from which to develop the show.

January 10, 2018 2:40 pm

I’m curious to find out if this show will affect the continuity of the movies in anyway since time travel is involved.

January 13, 2018 12:06 am
Reply to  Superman2878

I find the mucking with history thing dubious as well as Goyer’s insinuations. But then I don’t really trust Goyer at all to begin with.

January 12, 2018 7:26 am

Fingers crossed … I’ll be watching.

January 12, 2018 11:25 am

Is Brainiac a time traveler in this series? Because I’m noticing some similarities from what they’ve described for this series, and the terminator movie. Evil computer intelligence (Skynet, or in this case Brainiac)sends a machine to go back in time to eliminate earth’s hero’s ancestor(John Connor’s mom, or in this case Superman’s grandfather). Time traveler(Kyle Reese, or in this case Adam Strange) goes back in time to save hero’s ancestor(Sara Connor, or in this case Seg-El) so that earth will be saved from a corrupt computer system . Of course the obvious difference between the series Krypton and the terminator… Read more »

January 12, 2018 11:42 am
Reply to  Superman2878

Funny thing that X-men days of future past had a similar plot.