Superman prequel TV series officially gets green light from Syfy

That Superman prequel we’ve been waiting for is happening

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Syfy had commissioned a pilot for a Superman prequel series, and we were all super excited. Now we’re even more excited because the channel has finally given the go-ahead for a full season.

The series, which is currently titled Krypton, will be set two generations before the destruction of Kal-El’s beloved home planet. It will follow the hero’s grandfather as he fights to redeem his family’s honour after the House of El was shamed and ostracised, and restore the world to its former glory.

“Krypton is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President of Scripted Content for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

“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.”

Krypton already has Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice writer David S Goyer on board as executive producer through his Phantom Four banner, and Sleepy Hollow‘s Damien Kindler will serve as both executive producer and showrunner. The Girl With All The Gifts director Colm McCarthy is helming the pilot, and Goyer and Once Upon A Time scribe Ian Goldberg are penning the script.

Krypton will air on Syfy in the near future. Get all the latest superhero news with every issue of SciFiNow.