Syfy Sets Superman Prequel Series Krypton

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Syfy Sets Superman Prequel Series Krypton


Cable drama will tell the story of Superman's homeworld, birth family

At this point, we may soon be asking which DC Comics characters, locations and tangential relations Warner Bros isn't making TV shows out of. With "Multiverse" [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/tag/view/gotham] experiment is expanding by the day. The latest entry? Krypton, a sci-fi drama set on Superman's doomed homeworld ten years before the hero's birth.

The series is the brainchild of Man of Steel [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/8067-The-Big-Letdown] screenwriter David Goyer and Once Upon a Time's Ian Goldberg, who will jointly pen the pilot script for Syfy. It was not immediately clear whether the series will tie into the current DC Universe movies, the shared continuity of Arrow and Flash, the separate continuity of Gotham or be entirely independent of any existing part of the DC Multiverse.

Little is known about the premise (the series was announced [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/138240-David-Goyer-Reportedly-Developing-Krypton-Series-For-TV] back in October) other than that it will involve Superman/Kal-El's grandfather "bringing hope and equality to a planet in disarray" during a time when the House of El is "shamed and ostracized;" so perhaps the pitch was "Game of Thrones, but for Superman!"

No start or release date has been announced for the series at this time.


Source: THR [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-david-goyer-developing-superman-755060]


[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/movies-and-tv/]

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STENDEC1

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"The series is the brainchild of Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer..."

Aaaaand I've instantly lost interest.
 

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This makes me angry as it takes the efforts of so many away from better projects.

This is going to require the special effects and sets of sci-fi world. Why not put that to a better project. Say, "Legion of Super Heroes".
 

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And since they have already said the TV shows have their own continuity and are not tied to the movies universe in any form, I am far from interested in this "multiverse" experiment of DC.
 

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Back in the late 80s/early 90s there was a comicbook miniseries "World of Krypton", with the same premise. As I recall it was quite good, but I'm gonna go ahead and assume they'll use none of that and try to be original and mess it all up.
 

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yellost said:
I'm calling it : they all die in the end...
Nah, one of them gets away in the end as a sequel hook...

(Or they get stuck in a bottle or something...not sure how that worked)
 

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yellost said:
I'm calling it : they all die in the end...
Shh! Spoilers, man!

STENDEC1 said:
"The series is the brainchild of Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer..."

Aaaaand I've instantly lost interest.
I read that as the "manchild" of Man of Steel....A lot funnier that way.

hermes200 said:
And since they have already said the TV shows have their own continuity and are not tied to the movies universe in any form, I am far from interested in this "multiverse" experiment of DC.
That they've cast a different Flash (same character, not just same superhero identity) for the movies made me assume that anyway. Seems a shitty way to go, but hey, it's DC.
 
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Weren't the people on Krypton just regular shmoes? ie. no superpowers. Smallville was the best Superman related property, I still kinda miss it. Won't be watching this one.
 

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STENDEC1 said:
"The series is the brainchild of Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer..."

Aaaaand I've instantly lost interest.
Funny... that happened for me as soon as I saw "SyFy".
 

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KingsGambit said:
Weren't the people on Krypton just regular shmoes? ie. no superpowers. Smallville was the best Superman related property, I still kinda miss it. Won't be watching this one.
Well, so is Batman. Krypton had the tech to send Superman to Earth, so that's sorta impressive.
 

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STENDEC1 said:
"The series is the brainchild of Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer..."

Aaaaand I've instantly lost interest.
Took you long enough, I lost interest at "Syfy".
 

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WarpedLord said:
STENDEC1 said:
"The series is the brainchild of Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer..."

Aaaaand I've instantly lost interest.
Funny... that happened for me as soon as I saw "SyFy".
Same with me, unless its reality TV it seems most of their shows last for one or two years before being cancelled.
 

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I dont think I've ever seen a SyFy show but I thought the general consensus was they're pretty bad? I'm a DC fan and Superman is one of my favourites but this is just one of those shows I don't think anyone was asking for
 

Poetic Nova

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Would've sparked my interest if SyFy-channel wasn't attached to it. They are notorious for airing the biggest science fiction drivel known.
 

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STENDEC1 said:
"The series is the brainchild of Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer..."

Aaaaand I've instantly lost interest.
The first 15 mins of movie when they were actually on Kryton was the best part of the movie. It's when Superman actually got involved the movie went down hill.
 

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Goyer is poison. SyFy is mediocre at best when it comes to production quality of their non-reality shows. I have visions of this being like Game of Thrones on a shoestring budget and none of the story, violence or nudity that makes GoT good.
 

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I'm just waiting for the inevitable moment that DC's attempt to replicate the Marvel cinematic universe folds upon itself in a disastrous wreck. They might still make a boatload of cash, but they'll be some of the most boring superhero movies of all time.