After being ‘in the works‘ for what has felt like centuries (about 21 months), Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel series Krypton has finally found a lead actor to play Seg-El, Supes’ grandfather.
Cameron Cuffe, who recently appeared alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins, will be taking on the leading role. He’s practically unknown, but so were Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain and Tom Welling before they each starred as Superman himself.
There’s not that much information on the plot so far, although Deadline has previously stated the show will be set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet of Krypton, and Seg-El will take centerstage as he “fights to redeem his family’s honour and save his beloved world from chaos”.
The DC Comics characters that will feature in the show were created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Krypton has been developed by Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice writer David S Goyer, who will also step in as an executive producer.
The Girl With All The Gifts helmer Colm McCarthy is set to direct the show’s pilot episode for Warner Horizon TV, while Sleepy Hollow‘s Damian Kindler will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Kindler has also joined Goyer in rewriting the original script for the pilot, which Goyer wrote with Ian Goldberg (Once Upon A Time).
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