It looks like the SyFy Channel is getting ready to start promoting their upcoming Superman-inspired series Krypton. Screenwriter David Goyer previously talked about the series saying that the story is set 200 years before Man of Steel takes place, "before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized." It 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."
There's a teaser trailer for the series that has been developed, and thanks to IGN we have a description of what it entails. A pilot for the series was just ordered, and there has been footage shot just for this teaser, but it seems to nicely set up the series and it sounds like it could get fans excited for what's to come. Here's the description of the promo:
The teaser begins in space, and we see the familiar House of El "S" symbol, backed by green. As the camera continues through space, a voice over begins to ask what remains when a civilization dies, pondering if their art and culture are remembered after it’s all gone. As we hear these words, it becomes clear we are flying through the debris from Krypton after it has blown up. We see some green rocks, indicating Kryptonite, hurtling past.
As the camera speeds up through space, we hear the voice over note that while the death of a civilization means great loss, “This is not the story of how our world died. This is the story of how we lived.”
We then see a quick montage of images set on Krypton, which seemed to be taken from the early scenes in Man of Steel, including some of the creatures seen in that film. We also see a couple of Kryptonian characters facing off (a man and woman), in what looks to be footage shot just for the teaser – no one has been cast in the pilot as yet, so these are likely not all indicative of how the final characters will look or who will play them.
The promo ends saying that Krypton will be coming in 2017. I don't know if SyFy will ever release this footage as it screened recently at the NBC Universal upfronts advertising event. I'm looking forward to seeing how the series turns out, though! There's a lot of potential and a lot of things the creative team can play with in telling this story.