Video – “Krypton – This Symbol is Just the Beginning”

SYFY has released another significant short video for their new TV series “Krypton”.

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).

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.

“Krypton” premieres on TV at 10.00pm on March 21 on Syfy.

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MattComics
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I’ve always been sort of conflicted on the whole thing of having the \S/ be a Kryptonian symbol rather than just being S for Superman. I enjoy the mystique and legacy that it adds but at the same time it’s a bit problematic that an alien glif just happens to look like an English S. Plus, I also just have a soft spot for the symbol being something Clark, Johnathan, and Martha come up with together like in the (now I have say original) Man Of Steel mini-series. I think if it were up to me, I’d actually use the… Read more »
car2nst
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This is true & I do see your point, but what are letters (human or alien) & symbols but variations of basic lines & shapes. The sans serif “I” is just a vertical straight line, bordering on the geometric concept of math, which is the universal language, so having the House of EL symbol resemble an earth based English “S” is plausible (& yes, also convenient…lol) but also strengthens the gap of believability in the fictional graphic storytelling in comics & other visual media to it’s viewers/audience since Kryptonians are closer to Humans in physical appearance than say certain members… Read more »
MattComics
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@car2nst. Fair point regarding lines and shapes. After all how the heck do we know what an alien language looks or sounds like anyway. Yeah, I’d have no desire to see Kryptonians portrayed as shape shifting bugs or something. I think the fact that Kryptonians are so human is part of the point with Krypton. In that respect Superman’s origin is also a cautionary tale. We need to make sure we’re never as arrogant and complacent as the council that just scoffed (and in some versions even outright mocked) it’s greatest scientist when he tried to tell them the planet… Read more »
NeoRanger
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I see your point as well, though I favor the Kryptonian origin, it just works better in an expanded lore. It’s why I favor the Earth-2 \S/. Henry’s is a really good attempt at obscuring the letter S to something that resembles a random symbol.

andramus
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This isn’t exactly on topic but a couple of weeks ago I saw a review of the Krypton pilot on the ComicBook.com website. Sometime in the last week the IGN website has put up a review as well.

It seems like a bit of a snub/oversight to me that the Superman Homepage was given and advance copy to review as well. I mean this is the number one Superman fan site in the world.