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Syfy Goes to KRYPTON


A while back, we heard a rumor that David S. Goyer was going to work on a Man of Steel prequel. Now, we have confirmation. Syfy will be the network to develop Krypton.

Goyer, who currently is one of the producers on Constantine, will develop the new show along with Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) for Warner Horizon Television. Syfy will air the series, which will be a one-hour drama set during the time before Krypton exploded (obviously).

The story will follow the House of El during a time of shame. Ostracized from Kryptonian society, the father of Jor-El (in other words, Superman’s grandfather) fights to bring “hope and equality” to Krypton. Goldberg is penning the script from the concept he developed with Goyer. Goldberg, to his credit, also served as a writer for The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which was well-received by fans of the Terminator franchise.

Goyer recently drew the ire of comics fans when he made questionable comments about She-Hulk and the Martian Manhunter at a convention appearance. Since then, he’s been mostly quiet, working on Constantine, which has recently been taking hits in the ratings, with NBC putting a hold on production following the completion of episode thirteen.

Warner Horizon is not known for genre productions. Rather, its track record includes Dallas, Rizzoli & Isles, Memphis Beat, Longmire, The Lottery, and Pretty Little Liars. In other words — angsty soaps and police procedurals.

Syfy calls it “a chapter of the DC Comics universe that has rarely been told”, and it’s difficult not to be snarky and say it’s a chapter fans probably never even cared about.




Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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