I can'tÂ get into any specifics until the episode airs, but I can say that it is pretty awesome!
As we all know, Goyer wrote the Man of Steel script and was responsible (along with Zack Snyder) in creating that stellar opening set on Krypton. The good news is that the newÂ KryptonÂ TV series shares the same feel of the Man of Steel opening.Â
I'll also allay any fears that Krypton is going to be similar to something like a "CW" show (or even a cheesy SyFy show)--it's not. The special effects for Krypton are top-notch, the acting is superb, and it's not a "teen" drama.
Krypton can be serious at times, with elements of humor and is more science-fiction than "sci-fi" (again more like Man of Steel).Â
What else can I say without spoiling things?
The music score is epic.
I like the story a lot, and it obviously connects to the DC Universe, so there are elements at play that will please all the DC fans (Krypton, Brainiac, Adam Strange, Superman).
I think if you were a fan of Man of Steel, but disappointed with Batman vs. Superman and Justice League, you should be pretty happy with what Krypton provides.Â
Likewise, even if you felt Man of Steel went too far in some parts, while this was only the pilot episode, there are those classic elements of "hope"Â from the DC comics and previous Superman films.
Goyer really takes Krypton to another level, and Krypton is probably the best DC TV series to date. It's good to have Goyer back a part of the DC universe!
Krypton premiers Wednesday, March 21stÂ at 10/9C.
Here is the recent Brainaic promo, trailer, official descriptionÂ and images:
What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Supermanâ€™s home planet,Â KRYPTONÂ follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steelâ€™s grandfather, as a young man who is faced with a life and death conflict â€“ save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Kryptonâ€™s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position.Â He must redeem his familyâ€™s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos).Â
KRYPTONÂ is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (â€śMan of Steel,â€ť â€śBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,â€ť â€śThe Dark Knight Trilogyâ€ť) through his Phantom Four banner, alongside Cameron Welsh, who serves as showrunner. In addition to Cuffe, Sipos and Ritson, the show also stars Georgina Campbell (â€śBroadchurchâ€ť), Elliot Cowan (â€śDa Vinciâ€™s Demonsâ€ť), Ann Ogbomo (â€śWorld War Zâ€ť), Rasmus Hardiker (â€śYour Highnessâ€ť), Wallis Day (â€śWillâ€ť), Aaron Pierre (â€śTennisonâ€ť) and Ian McElhinney (â€śGame of Thronesâ€ť). Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.