At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the much-discussed Krypton from SyFy dropped the first official trailer, which introduced us to the first DCEU TV series, set in the world first shown back in Man of Steel. The trailer focuses on Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, in a time period that forged the legendary House of El amidst an anti-oppression rebellion led by Superman’s ancestral line. We assumed that would be the main drive of the series, though DC Comics Geoff Johns’ revealed a few more interesting details of the new show.
The first major detail revealed was that the series would take place both in the present and the past, as a plot unfolds to head back in time to sabotage the creation of Earth’s greatest hero, Superman.
“It’s a show that, although it takes place centuries ago on Krypton about the House of El, it’s about a conspiracy from the present that has traveled back in time to Krypton to prevent Superman’s legacy from ever happening,” Johns revealed. He also teased the inclusion of a few DC heroes and villains that would be appearing in the series. “Adam Strange and Hawkwoman come to Krypton trying to stop the conspiracy and save Superman’s legacy. Doomsday will be in the show. Brainiac is long overdue to be on screen like that.”
Adam Strange is a great inclusion to the cast, and though we’ve seen another version of Hawkwoman previously in the CWverse, Johns confirmed that this series will not connect to other DC properties on the small screen. He also revealed that Strange and Hawkwoman aren’t the only classic DC characters we might see on Krypton. “There are others already on Krypton and as the series progresses, we’ll bring in some more.”
He also recited from memory Adam Strange’s introductory lines on the show:
“I’m from a planet called Earth, my name is Adam Strange, I come from a time long after this and I need you to help me save the legacy of your grandson.”
As for the teased villains of the series, there wasn’t much they could say about the new reveal besides teasing Brainiac’s first live-action adaptation. “We’ve been keeping that under wraps,” Executive Producer Damian Kindler said. “He has a really deep, rich history. He is the nexus point between man and machine, which is an incredibly real thing to talk about now.”
They also reiterated that Cameron Cuffe’s Seg-El is still the main focus of the series, and plays an important role in protecting his family. “Due to events outside of Seg’s control, his family legacy is stripped and they’re thrown into the very bottom of Kryptonian society,” Cuffe revealed. “One of the massive arcs of the show is how does Seg earn the legacy of the [House of El] symbol.”
Krypton airs on Syfy in 2018.
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