New Syfy ‘Krypton’ Promo: ‘This Is Not the Story of How Our World Died’
Syfy hasn’t yet given an official order to Superman prequel Krypton, but someone is making sure these promos get attention. Following the first “leaked” trailer, get another look at Krypton with the haunting story of how Kal-El’s world once lived.
Yet another new promo for Syfy’s Krypton made its way online, this time eschewing footage for a more teasery, voiceover approach. The opening moments are still using the older DC logo, which could imply these teasers were crafted for internal use months ago.
Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe as Kal-El’s grandfather Seg-El, along with King Arthur star Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod, a member of Krypton’s military caste and the daughter of General Alura Zod. Departed Game of Thrones star Ian McElhinney plays Val-El, grandfather of Seg-El, atop a supporting cast that includes Da Vinci’s Demons star Elliot Cowan and World War Z alum Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day and Aaron Pierre.
The new series will be executive produced by Man of Steel scribe David Goyer and directed by Peaky Blinders helmer Colm McCarthy, while Sleepy Hollow alum Damian Kindler serves as executive producer and showrunner. Goyer and Kindler rewrote the original pilot teleplay, itself co-penned by Goyer and Ian Goldberg.
Set 200 years before (but not directly tied to) Man of Steel, so reads the Krypton synopsis:
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 Super Hero ever known.
Krypton will likely come forward with more official details in the next few months, but what do we make of the latest look?