Syfy is ready to go back to the Man of Steel’s home planet. The cable network is nearing a deal to order the long-gestating Superman prequel Krypton to pilot, EW has learned.
Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the project, and Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) will direct the pilot.
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Set two generations before the destruction of the titular planet, Krypton will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El has been ostracized and shamed — as he tries to redeem his family’s name and save his world.
Executive producer David S. Goyer, who wrote Man of Steel and co-wrote Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has been developing Krypton since 2014. He penned the pilot with Ian Goldberg.