Superhero Prequel in the Works for TV — This One Focuses on ‘the Greatest Super Hero Ever Known’

Dec 9, 2014  •  Post A Comment

On the heels of the success this fall of Fox’s Batman prequel “Gotham,” a prequel series is coming to TV that focuses on another superhero, Superman.

EW.com’s Inside TV reports that Syfy says “Man of Steel” writer David S. Goyer has a development deal for a series called “Krypton.”

EW has the pitch: “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.”

Goyer and Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) will be the executive producers, EW reports.



  1. Wow. Sounds like CAPRICA all over again. At least GOTHAM can show some of people who will one day be Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, etc. – I fully expect to see a young Harleen Quinzell, the Joker’s future psycho squeeze, when the series returns 9ssnext month. Gordon begins his law enforcement exile at ARKHAM ASYLUM when the series returns from its break. We’ll likely see a lot of “don’t blink or you’ll miss ’em” future members of Batman’s Rogue’s Gallery. Pretty much the only member of the Gallery you can’t use at all is the Joker, thanks to an origin that requires a Batman that’s already active on Gotham’s streets. KRYPTON will have a hard time using ANY future Superman rogues with the only exception that comes to mind being Brainiac. Hell, KRYPTON can’t even use the future SUPERMAN because he hasn’t been born yet!

  2. I really like Gotham, but please… no.

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