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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The era of comic book TV shows continues in 2018. We already know that The CW is premiering yet another DC TV series in Black Lightning, but they aren’t the only one playing that game. Syfy will also be premiering its own TV show next year.

The show in question is called Krypton, and it follows the House of El a couple generations back on the planet of (you guessed it) Krypton. We already had a taste of the series at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and we’ve even seen a trailer, but we didn’t know when we’d actually be seeing the show on Syfy.

The network has now officially announced the release date as March 21, 2018.

The network has also released a couple images from the series.

Check them out below:

The series will feature some interesting time-traveling elements, with the character Adam Strange set to play a pivotal role. Such a pivotal role will he be playing that the lead, Seg-El, will literally face the decision to save Krypton and prevent his grandson (Superman) from fulfilling his destiny.

“It’s about the struggle of the House of El and how it redeems its honor,” Krypton star Cuffe told ComicBook.com. “Very early on in our story through no fault of Seg’s own, he goes from the very top of Kryptonian society, this great House of El, and ends up growing up at the very bottom and having to struggle to survive….The story for Seg is how that symbol starts to mean what it means, and how he grows to fill it.”

While I was pretty lukewarm on this concept, the idea behind it sounds unique enough to at least warrant giving it a chance. What do you think of these details and photos? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Syfy, ComicBook.com

  • Smerdyakov

    Looks like the Inhumans.

    • randomironicname

      It can’t possibly be that bad. (I hope)

  • RadicalAgnostic

    Assuming SYFY doesn’t just cancel it in the middle of a goddamned cliffhanger…

  • Behemothrex

    ROFL SYFY they had one of the best Sci-Fi series of all time and just canceled it, what could go wrong. Wonder how many episodes before we learn that it was a Sharknado that destroyed Krypton, this will be utter garbage.

  • WTFITBS

    These low budget comic book series that go on for way too long should stop being made. What’s wrong with producing 3 – 6 part min-series that wrap up and entire history of a period within a comic book to shed light on certain aspects that would be missed in a film? GOTHAM and Smallville were way too long for their own good.

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.