– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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.

Are you looking forward to seven or eight seasons of Krypton? Let us know down below!

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  • J-man The Great

    So what he’s really saying is that there are two years of solid material that will be squeezed into 7 to 8 seasons. Nah…I’ll pass.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Too bad this will be cancelled midway through season 1.

    • AmiRami

      Thats being generous.

  • AmiRami

    Smallville 2.0. Yuck. No thanks.

  • Victor Roa

    ….. and has no connection with arrowverse
    ….. NO THANKS! Look, at first I hated Supergirl’s first trailer, I thought that was a joke “meet young girl living her own in the big city romantic comedy”. But then sat through saw Red Tornado and was like hang on a sec, and then show keep rolling on and on with DC comic characters while still paying tribute to the movies and show that still had that camp charm like Dean Caine, Lyndia Carter, Terri Hatcher and original Supergirl. Until it was like F YA! Fist pumping fanboy geeking out.
    That’s an example you had to earn it, and that was less than 2 years worth….. 7 year years, not likely like American Gods is loosing budget and writing staff it’s only had one year. Like if they are lucky they can get teenage fans to enjoy cute cast but then it like, maybe hold out into obscurity “why is this still on?”

  • Behemothrex

    ROFL…you do know what network you are on right, I would shave that down to a 1 to 2 year plan at best. And enough of this we are changing history so we can get out from under the established lore. If you want a new story write one on your own, don’t stand on the shoulders of giants then piss on their heads by destroying the Universe they created…looking at you Star Trek Discovery.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.