A couple months ago, it was reported that Man of Steel scribe David S. Goyer was working on a TV series called Krypton, which was assumed to be a Superman prequel show. This would be Goyer’s second DC television venture, following NBC’s Constantine. Now, the series has been officially announced.
It has been confirmed that Krypton has been picked up by SyFy, which is developing it with Warner Horizon Television. Goyer is executive producing and conceived the story with Once Upon a Time‘s Ian Goldberg, who is writing the script for the pilot. We also have the following plot summary, which reveals that Kal-El’s grandfather is the protagonist of the potential series. “Years before the Superman became a superhero, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series 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 Super Hero ever known.”
Krypton is the latest DC Comics-based television project to go into development. Following two successful seasons of Arrow, this year saw the debut of The Flash, Gotham and Constantine. Also in the works, among others, are Supergirl and Titans. Time will tell if Krypton will be able to stand out from the crowd.