SyFy has announced it has given a thumbs up to the pilot for Krypton, a prequel to the Superman franchise.
“KRYPTON is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “In the talented hands of David S. Goyer and the DC Entertainment/Warner Horizon Television team, this exciting Syfy project will take viewers back to Superman’s home to show how the timeless legend began.
Don’t expect to see a baby Kal-El running around, as Krypton will follow Superman’s grandfather, as he fights to redeem the family honor and save his world from chaos.
While many other networks have ordered full series, SyFy is playing rather cool by only order a pilot to see how it flies. While it will still be several weeks before any formal production will begin, I don’t think anything will be ready to show at the San Diego Comic Con, which means unless the show gets picked up for a series, we may never see this pilot.