David S. Goyer Developing Superman Prequel Series For SyFy With "Krypton"
The Krypton series will be in the same vein as the Gotham series and will center around Superman's grandpa (Jor-El's father) and the House of El.
It's stated the series will take place years before the Superman we know when the House of El was shamed and ostracized and follows the Superman'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.
Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Criminal Minds, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Flash Forward) is writing the script and will executive produce alongside Goyer, with Golberg and Goyer also behind the story.
Krypton marks Goyer's third TV series, which follows NBC's Constantine and Starz's Da Vinci's Demons.
Goyer was also responsible for writing Man of Steel, which featured the extensive Krypton opening with Russell Crowe and Michael Shannon.
Krypton marks the eighth DC series airing or in development with plans for Supergirl underway at CBS, Titans at TNT, iZombie on the CW and Arrow, The Flash, Constantine and Gotham already on TV.
Updated: with press release:
SYFY EXPLORES KRYPTON WITH WARNER HORIZON TELEVISION AND DC ENTERTAINMENT
ONE-HOUR DRAMA SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT, FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS DAVID S. GOYER AND IAN GOLDBERG
NEW YORK – December 8, 2014 – Syfy and Warner Horizon Television announced today they are developing a one-hour drama series project Krypton, which will reveal a chapter of the DC Comics universe that has rarely been told.
Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series 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.
Krypton is being executive produced by David S. Goyer (Constantine, Da Vinci’s Demons, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight trilogy, upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward) for Warner Horizon Television.
Goldberg is writing the pilot teleplay, based on a story conceived by Goyer & Goldberg.