Syfy recently premiered the trailer for their upcoming DC series Krypton at the Television Critics Association. While this is a show that’s been on our radar for some time, I didn’t find a lot to get excited about until I saw actual footage at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
This excitement was amplified with this new trailer, and as I said in that article, it basically sold me on at least giving this new series a chance. Rather than just make the show about Seg-El (Superman’s grandfather) doing stuff on Krypton (a planet we know is doomed), it brings in a huge time-traveling element, where he’s actively trying to protect the future of Superman.
It’s a premise that I can see lasting a few seasons, but apparently, according to executive producer David S. Goyer, they have a much bigger plan than that.
“We do roughly have a seven-to-eight-year plan. This is an untold story and time travel is involved. History could be changed and what happens in this story can be very different from the backstory people know.”
I suppose I was initially only looking at the show in its most straightforward fashion. However, with seasons of TV, something like time travel certainly could explore aspects of the universe that haven’t been explored before, and it could lead to full-on arcs that can take up seasons or half-seasons at a time.
All in all, it’s a concept that is ripe with potential, and we just hope they don’t milk it too much.
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