David S. Goyer to Develop Krypton Series for Syfy. It was only a month ago when rumors started swirling that screenwriter David Goyer was working on a series based on Superman’s ill-fated birth planet Krypton. Well, those rumors are true, as Syfy will help develop the series with Goyer.
IGN first confirmed that Syfy and Warner Horizon Television were teaming up with the Man of Steel writer to bring the one-hour drama series to life. Krypton will follow the history of Superman’s home world in the eyes of his grandfather, the head of the House of El when the family name was disgraced and hated among their people. Despite that, Kal-El’s paternal grandfather tries to bring hope and peace to Krypton from being a planet in chaos into one being worthy of giving birth to the greatest superhero ever known. Once Upon a Time’s Ian Goldberg will act as an executive producer on the project along with Goyer. Both of them will also be writing the pilot episode should Krypton go to series.
With Krypton being picked up by Syfy, it looks like the network is trying to get back into the space opera genre, which the network was once known for. In height of the success of Fox’s Gotham, Krypton seems to be perfect for Syfy to get back into the game, but since the show will be on basic cable, the question of creating Krypton will be in everyone’s minds since the show will be on a considerable budget for cable TV.
With Krypton, the series should explore the planet’s politics and lifestyle before it’s fated destruction. This should give the show a chance to further explore a chapter in the DC Universe that has rarely been told. Some of the history about Superman’s birth planet can be found in the comic book miniseries The World of Krypton where readers were introduced to Superman’s grandfather named Seyg-El (Homage to co-creator Jerry Siegel). Yet, there’s no word on whether that name will be kept.
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