Syfy's New 'Krypton' Series Is Unexplored Territory Of The DCU
We're learning more and more about the new SyFy series Krypton that will be kicking off this fall. In an interview with Cameron Cuffe who plays Seg-El, we learn that there is a plot in the works on Earth in 2017 by someone we're familiar with to go back in time and stop the birth of Kal-El/Superman. He says that we're looking at two full generations before the destruction of the planet, and that they are setting out to tell an ambitious, epic science-fiction tale.
Executive producer Cameron Walsh tells fans that just because the story is in the past, don't assume you know how it's going to end. The fact you have someone coming back in time means that time going forward has changed and anything could happen. The ramifications could keep Earth from getting its greatest hero.
As we meet Seg-El, the scion of the once great House of El and eventual father of Jor-El, the house has been stripped of its prominence and sent to the rankless area of the planet to die out. Seg is far from the symbol of hope that the family sigil would one day come to symbolize. The series drew a lot from the World of Krypton series by John Byrne and from the recent Man of Steel film that showed us a very different Krypton than we are used to. Walsh sees it as an relatively unexplored area of the DC Universe.
A premiere date for Krypton has not yet been set, but we'll keep you updated!