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It's been over a year since news first broke that a prequel TV show about Superman's home planet was being developed.
Well it looks like TV's Krypton is surviving longer than the planet Krypton, because now it's being reported that Syfy is in the midst of finalizing a deal for the pilot.
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The new series, based on DC Comics characters originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, is set on Superman's home world before it exploded.
The show will mainly focus on the Man of Steel's grandfather as he attempts to restore his family's honor and save his loved ones from their world which is slowly slipping into chaos.
As for what else to expect from the show, creator David S. Goyer – who can be hit-or-miss with projects ranging from The Dark Knight to Jumper and most recently Batman v Superman — previously opened up about the project saying:
"We're treating ‘Krypton' like it's a historical piece. We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like."
Since DSG also wrote Man of Steel, he mentioned how the film inspired him to explore Supes' home world, revealing:
"We scratched the surface in the film and, for me, that was the allure. I was always fascinated, as a kid, with the books about Krypton and they've only shaded in a tiny bit, so we'll learn about the politics of the world. We'll learn about the culture, the art, all the different guilds."
It's unlikely DC will tie this show into their cinematic universe, considering they're keeping the popular Flash and Supergirl series separate.
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The superhero show has already hired Damian Kindler — best known for Sleepy Hollow — as the executive producer and showrunner. Krypton also has a director in place for the pilot as it will be done by Peaky Blinders director Colm McCarthy.
Goyer and Kindler are currently working on rewrites on the pilot which was based on a teleplay by Goyer and Ian Goldberg.
There's no info yet on when this new series will drop, but if it's as successful as the last Superman prequel series, Smallville, then we're in for a treat!
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