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Syfy Has Announced That A New Superman Prequel Called "Krypton" Is In The Works

David S. Goyer and Ian B. Goldman will executive produce the show, with Superman's grandfather as the lead character.

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Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer will be stepping up and developing a series that focuses on Krypton, Superman's home planet, and which takes place decades prior to the planet's destruction.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, this is the theme of the series: “Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series 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 Superhero ever known.”
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As per The Hollywood Reporter, this is the theme of the series: “Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series 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 Superhero ever known.”

Geoff Johns also confirmed the news, sparking fans' hope that he would also be involved with the project in some capacity.

Krypton at @SyfyTV -- details from my pal @Borys_Kit --> http://t.co/sJuaqScxuk

Geoff Johns@geoffjohnsFollow

Krypton at @SyfyTV -- details from my pal @Borys_Kit --> http://t.co/sJuaqScxuk

5:43 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ian B. Goldberg known for his writing on the fairy tale series, Once Upon a Time, will be penning the script of the pilot episode based on a story conceived by him and Goyer. He will also act as an executive producer alongside Goyer.

Krypton will be the latest DC Comics adaptation to hit the small screen, with Fox's Gotham, The CW's Arrow, and The Flash, NBC's Constantine, and upcoming pilots Supergirl, and Titans.

This will be the second prequel to the Superman legend, following The CW's Smallville which ran for ten seasons from 2001-2011.

And should this show go to series, it would mark Goyer's, third series on air, joining Constantine, and Starz's Da Vinci's Demons. Goyer is already well versed with DC Comic projects, having worked on Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, and the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

As with most things, the internet had their fair share to say about the announcement.

I don't see myself watching #Krypton. It seems forced, and I especially don't trust David S. Goyer to write anything other than rough drafts

Stephen Tighe@SCTNJFollow

I don't see myself watching #Krypton. It seems forced, and I especially don't trust David S. Goyer to write anything other than rough drafts

6:51 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Rather than do a full series, SyFy should do a TV movie or miniseries version of #Krypton first. Then see if it's worth doing more stories.

Matt Tucker@playhouse76Follow

Rather than do a full series, SyFy should do a TV movie or miniseries version of #Krypton first. Then see if it's worth doing more stories.

6:38 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Can we just move #Constantine to Syfy if things don't work out on NBC and skip #Krypton? Never really had a Grandpa El curiosity.

Sean Gerber - MMM@ModernMythMediaFollow

Can we just move #Constantine to Syfy if things don't work out on NBC and skip #Krypton? Never really had a Grandpa El curiosity.

6:49 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A prequel. From the writer of MAN OF STEEL. On Syfy. Wow. #Krypton manages all three strikes with just its announcement.

Franklin Harris@FranklinH3000Follow

A prequel. From the writer of MAN OF STEEL. On Syfy. Wow. #Krypton manages all three strikes with just its announcement.

6:35 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Seriously, if I don't count at least 8 thinkpieces in defense of #Krypton by tomorrow morning, we are all lying down on the job.

Kevin Fitzpatrick@TVKevLanceFollow

Seriously, if I don't count at least 8 thinkpieces in defense of #Krypton by tomorrow morning, we are all lying down on the job.

6:25 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Superman #Krypton Origins Series in dev w/ Syfy, #OUAT writer & Goyer centered on House of El. Cautiously optimistic

Charlie Schneider@AwesomEmergencyFollow

Superman #Krypton Origins Series in dev w/ Syfy, #OUAT writer & Goyer centered on House of El. Cautiously optimistic

5:51 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Guess we'll have to wait and see what a Superman origin story will look like with no Superman.

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