We last talked about Krypton on this site a year ago when Syfy ordered a pilot of the show, and honestly we’ve tried not to think about it since then. If you don’t remember what Krypton‘s about, the show is set on Superman and Supergirl’s home planet two generations before it blows up. Think Caprica meets Gotham, and if combining the show no one watched with the show no one likes seems like a good idea… well, welcome to Syfy?
Because the network just ordered the show to series.
David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler and executive producing, with Kindler showrunning. Cameron Cuffe will star as Superman’s grandfather, along with Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre, and Ian McElhinney. The pilot was written by Goyer and Kindler.
And I just don’t understand why.
Who wants this show? Do you? I sure don’t. Caprica wasn’t a bad show, but a lot of us had a hard time getting invested with the fates of people we knew were going to get nuked from orbit. Krypton is effectively the same thing all over again, only shoehorning in a Superman connection. The planet is going to explode no matter what happens on the show, and I’m not sure how it’s going to be any fun.
Via The Wrap