– by Seth McDonald

According to Deadline, the upcoming Syfy series, Kypton, has found its Braniac in actor Blake Ritson. The new series will act as a prequel and will be set generations before the time of Kal-El, better known as Superman. The show will follow the grandparents of the Man of Steel.

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While not being a a huge fan of shows produced by the Syfy network, I will give this show a shot once it premieres. Setting a show long before the time of a popular comic character has worked out well for Gotham (in my opinion, I know lots of you think the show is silly). Where Gotham elected to put itself a good 20 years before the time of Batman, Krypton has taken the idea to a whole new level, and set itself long before the time of Superman, around 200 years earlier.  The show was created by David S. Goyer, who co-wrote The Dark Knight trilogy with Christopher Nolan and his brother,  Jonathan.

Brainiac first appeared in Action Comics #242 and has been a thorn in Superman’s side ever since.The character has previously been played on screen by James Masters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer). Beginning in Season 4, the character became a part of the young Superman series, Smallville. Brainiac is one of the more formidable adversaries for Superman.

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Source: Deadline