A new Superman TV project is in development from a major player in the Superman universe. The project is “Krypton,” which received an order for a pilot from Syfy.
The prequel comes from David S. Goyer and Warner Horizon Television. Goyer, who has been behind “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy, will executive produce through his Phantom Four banner.
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, “Krypton” follows his grandfather’s efforts to save his world and redeem his family’s honor.
Damian Kindler (“Sleepy Hollow”) will serve as executive producer/showrunner; Colm McCarthy (“She Who Brings Gifts,” “Peaky Blinders”) will direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”).
Said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment: “‘Krypton’ is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe. In the talented hands of David S. Goyer and the DC Entertainment/Warner Horizon Television team, this exciting Syfy project will take viewers back to Superman’s home to show how the timeless legend began.”