The DC Comics universe – and the origin of one of its most iconic heroes – will be presented like never before in Krypton. The upcoming Syfy series will chronicle the events of the House of El on the titular planet, two generations before the birth of Kal-El/Superman.
With Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the grandfather of Superman, at the center of the series, fans can expect a unique hero’s journey when Krypton debuts on the small screen. Cuffe recently spoke to ComicBook.com about his character’s arc within the upcoming series. Check it out in the clip above!
“Ultimately [the journey] is about the struggle of the House of El and how it redeems its honor.” Cuffe explained. “Very early on in our story, through no fault of Seg’s own, he goes to the very top of the Kryptonian society, this great House of El, and ends up growing up at the very bottom and has to struggle to survive.”
With the House of El having an established history – as well as, of course, a rather noteworthy descendant – within the events of Krypton, Cuffe went on to say that the future results of Seg-El’s actions will come into play in an interesting way.
“There is this legacy at play and he sort of understands it, but it seems very very far away from him because he’s just trying to survive. He’s a hustler. And the story for Seg is how he – how that symbol starts to mean what it means, and how he grows to fill it.”
Fans who are excited to see Seg’s journey commence will have to wait until Krypton premieres on Syfy in 2018.
Krypton is a Superman prequel in the mold as Fox’s Batman prequel Gotham. The show, which has been picked up to series by SyFy, will follow Superman’s grandfather as he tries to redeem the honor of the House of El generations before the destruction of the planet. The official synopsis follows.
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 from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (“Sleepy Hollow”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
In addition to Cuffe, KRYPTON stars Georgina Campbell (“Broadchurch”), Elliot Cowan (“Da Vinci’s Demons”), Ann Ogbomo (“World War Z”), Rasmus Hardiker (“Your Highness”), Wallis Day (“Will”), Aaron Pierre (“Tennison”) with Ian McElhinney (“Game of Thrones”).
The pilot teleplay was written by Goyer and Kindler, from a story by Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) Goyer, with Colm McCarthy (“She Who Brings Gifts,” “Peaky Blinders”) serving as director and co-executive producer. KRYPTON is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC.
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