Superman prequel TV series returns to Krypton

David S Goyer and Syfy go back before Smallville for a Man of Steel prequel series

Superman's classic origin story
Superman’s classic origin story

Man Of Steel and The Dark Knight writer David S Goyer looks to be spreading himself ever more thinly across the DC universe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Goyer and Syfy – with a pilot script from Ian Goldberg (Once Upon A Time, FlashForward) – are teaming up for Krypton, which is described as taking “place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized.

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Syfy’s logo for Krypton

 

“This drama, which is in development, 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 superhero ever known.”

Thought Smallville was a prequel? Think again, this is even prequellier.

Hopefully it’ll have Russell Crowe riding a dragonfly, but I suspect that might be outside of Syfy’s budget…

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