The premise for Krypton is a little out-there, as superhero spinoffs go. It’s a historical prequel about Superman‘s grandfather, Seg-El, a disgraced Kryptonian who strives to win back his family’s honor. Expect plenty of aristocratic intrigue, dastardly scheming, and obscure callbacks to DC Comics.
Someone “leaked” a trailer earlier this year, but it turned out to be fake. This time around we’ve got the real thing, introducing a cast of CW-looking actors to the distinctly Syfy-looking world of Krypton. The trailer delivers Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El and Georgina Campbell as his love-interest Lyta Zod (yes, that Zod), along with some cool spaceships, planets, and costumes.
This is one of the more unusual ideas we’ve seen for a superhero show, but it’s also in experienced hands. Krypton is the latest in a long, long line of DC adaptations developed by David Goyer, so this is good news if you enjoyed his work on the Dark Knight trilogy or, uh, Constantine.
Krypton begins in 2018.