The world of Superman is headed back to TV. A Superman prequel series called Krypton from Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer has landed in development at Syfy.
Here’s the pitch: “Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.”
Goyer was previously rumored to be working on such a project, but without a network or any details publicly attached. Goyer and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) will executive produce the project, with Goldberg writing a pilot script based on a story by both men.
In addition to Man of Steel, Goyer’s credits include Starz’ Da Vinci’s Demons, NBC’s Constantine and the upcoming Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman.
The project comes on the heels of Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham breaking out as one of the fall’s top-rated new shows.
The Krypton sequence of Man of Steel was some fans’ favorite part of the film, a mashup of sci-fi technology, dragon-riding fantasy and political intrigue. While Syfy has been on an ambitious roll lately, grabbing more high-profile and lavishly produced titles that may appeal to their core sci-fi audience. See Syfy plans to lure you back with these five shows.