Is Syfy’s Krypton the Next Gotham?

I don’t care what argument you have, Superman is the best comic book superhero there ever has or ever will be.

There, now that we settled that argument, you’ll understand my level of excitement when I heard about Syfy’s upcoming new television series: Krypton. While the show won’t directly feature the Man of Steel, it will instead focus on his grandfather on the planet…you guessed it: Krypton, years before it goes boom. Check out the trailer:

This looks like it has potential, but after watchimg the trailer, I’m honestly left wanting to know a little bit more about it. We’ve seen very little of Krypton in movies and TV shows, so there’s a wealth of possible stories that could be told.

What’s even more exciting is that screenwriter David Goyer is attached to the show as executive producer, who also worked on The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, and BvS. Remember the opening of Man of Steel? It’s some of the most fascinating moments of the entire movie as we get to see a very different Krypton than anything we’ve seen before (No ice anywhere!). I’ve wanted to see this take on Krypton explored more ever since that movie, and while it’s hard to tell from the trailer, hopefully with Goyer’s involvement that’s exactly what we will get.

The planet Krypton in 2013’s Man of Steel.

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Syfy’s Krypton

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Krypton airs on the Syfy channel March 21st.

From Syfy:

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — 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 DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.