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Syfy Orders ‘Krypton’ Pilot

Proposed Series to Follow Superman's Grandfather

Syfy has greenlit a pilot called “Krypton” from Warner Horizon Television, a prequel to Superman set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. “Krypton, executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, 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.

Damian Kindler (“Sleepy Hollow”) will serve as executive producer/showrunner; Colm McCarthy (“She Who Brings Gifts,” “Peaky Blinders”) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicle”).

“Krypton” comes on the heels of the pilot greenlight for “Prototype,” written by Tony Basgallop (“24: Live Another Day”) and currently in production.