New teaser trailer for SyFy’s Krypton

New teaser trailer for SyFy’s Krypton

0 comments 📅22 July 2017, 01:39

Once upon a time San Diego Comic-Con was just about comics, then many said movies had taken over. Now, it’s safe to say that TV dominates. And while there’s still some turkeys, there are also some absolute mustn’t-misses.

One such must-see is SyFy’s Krypton, first announced back in December of 2014, that will tell a pre-Superman story. This teaser trailer looks like Krypton is going to take place in the same universe as the DC superhero movies, rather than the TV shows like Gotham or Smallville. The aesthetic is heavily influenced by what we saw in Man of Steel, from the colour scheme of Krypton itself, to the design of the House of El crest, to the overall texture of the costumes and sets.

You can expect Krypton to arrive on SyFy in early 2018. Here’s something resembling a synopsis compiled from information from Deadline, Variety and TV Line.

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home world, Krypton follows Superman’s paternal grandfather, Seg-El, whose House of El was ostracized and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved planet from chaos. According to Variety, “Seg-El is the scion of the once prosperous El family and is blessed with an intuitive brilliance for all things technical. He’s now living in Krypton’s lowest caste after his family was stripped of its rank.”

Georgina Campbell will play Lyta Zod, who’s an ancestor of General Zod. Lyta Zod “is a member of Krypton’s military caste and the daughter of a general, Alura Zod. Lyta Zod serves as a cadet and has also been having a clandestine, forbidden romance with Seg-El.”

Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) will play Seg-El’s grandfather, Val-El. Val is “a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self-defense, and he has tried, without success, to warn the Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat.” Could that be Brainiac? An earlier description said “Seg’s genius grandpa defied death by going into the Phantom Zone, and is a staunch believer in space exploration.”

Elliot Cowan is Daron Vex, “the Chief Magistrate of Kandor. His real business is defending Krypton’s established oligarchy against heretics and dissidents.”

Ann Ogbomo (World War Z) is Primus Alura Zod, “Lyta Zod’s mother and a leader of Krypton’s military guild. She is an extremely tough and demanding training officer.”

Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness) is Kem, “a brilliant engineer as well as Seg-El’s best friend and partner in an underground tech-repair business.”

Wallis Day (The Royals) is Nyssa Vex, “a junior magistrate and the daughter of Daron Vex.”

Aaron Pierre (Tennison) is Dev-Em, “a cadet under the command of Primus Alura Zod.” Dev-Em is actually from the comics and is one of the Phantom Zone criminals who ends up on Earth from time to time to annoy Superman. Dev-Em was a background character in Man of Steel, for instance.



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