After much wait, DC Comics and Syfy have confirmed that the Superman Prequel series Krypton will get a pilot via Syfy. This series is set long before the last days of Krypton, and “will follow Superman’s grandfather – whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.”
It is unclear at present if this will be a direct prequel to the Man of Steel movie, which was written by David S. Goyer who will be the showrunner for Krypton, or if this is simply a prequel for the Superman mythology.
“Krypton is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in a press release. “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.”
This technically would be the second “prequel” series DC Comics has done if given full order, with Gotham being a “prequel” to the Batman mythology. Time will tell to see just how this depiction of the doomed planet will go.