We currently live in a time where comic book adaptations permeate both TV and film. On the film side of things we have Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, DC’s Extended Universe, and the X-Men Cinematic Universe, among the main contenders. On TV, Marvel has a net cast over ABC and Netflix, Fox has a couple new shows set in their own universe hitting the small screen soon, and DC has the CW locked down with shows like Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. So if you grew up reading comics, it’s probably the best time ever to be alive.
While the market seems to be fully saturated, the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and now the Syfy Channel is joining the fray with their series Krypton, a show that’s been in development for nearly a couple years at this point, and only just got a pilot ordered last April. Now, it sounds like the show from David S. Goyer is starting to take more serious steps in the process, including casting.
According to Deadline, Krypton has found its leading lady in the form of British actress Georgina Campbell, who has appeared in such series as Broadchurch, and will also have a role in the upcoming Guy Ritchie flick, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. She will be taking on the role of Lyta Zod, a character previously described by TVLine as a beautiful twentysomething who is a reluctant warrior and who has ties to General Zod. She is also described by Deadline as a member of Krypton’s military caste and the daughter of general Alura Zod. “Lyta Zod serves as a cadet — and has also been having a clandestine, forbidden romance with Seg-El,” Superman’s grandfather.
The story of Krypton takes place two generations before the destruction of the planet, and it follows Seg-El “–whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.”
Based on the premise description alone, one has to expect this is ultimately a tragic tale, as we all know what happens to Krypton at the beginning of every Superman origin story (spoiler alert: it blows up).
Krypton is set to be executive produced by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler.
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