David Goyer Reveals KRYPTON TV Series Takes Place 200 Years Before MAN OF STEEL
Last year we learned that the SyFy Channel would be developing another Superman-inspired TV series called Krypton. Thanks to creator and screenwriter David Goyer, we have some new details on the series to share with you.
Before we get into that news, it was previously revealed that the show "takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama, which is in development, 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."
In an interview with Comicbook.com, Goyer revealed that the story would take place 200 years before the events of Man of Steel. He also said that Krypton will be the first series to actually have a connection with the DC Extended Universe, which none of the other DC shows have.
"It takes place 200 years before Man of Steel. We're treating Krypton like it's a historical piece. We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like."
It seems like it would be easy to connect this series to the DCEU, and it wouldn't really affect any of their movie plans because the setting and timeframe are so far away from the present day events happening in the films. Goyer went on to say:
"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."
He then teased that the show would also explore "a lot of different locations... some of the other moons, which is kind of cool." Krypton has had as many as three moons that are named Wegthor, Mithen, and Xenon.
In a separate interview with Collider, Goyer was asked how Krypton would be presented in terms of budget and practicality, and this was his reply:
“In terms of production value, you have to pick your moments. It will definitely, should we make the show there will definitely be some big moments. It won’t be wall to wall visual effects every single moment, spectacle, in the way that the film will be, but we’ll also be digging into the characters and the culture a lot more.”
Krypton has yet to receive an official green light, but it is deep in development at the moment. Everything I've heard about the series so far has me fascinated, and I'm curious to see what comes of it.