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Syfy is going to get into the prequel business it appears with the story of what happened on Krypton years before its destruction.
David S. Goyer, the screenwriter behind Man of Steel, has entered development with the Syfy channel on a new series entitled Krypton that will tell the story of Superman’s grandfather and how the House of El fell out of favor. Here’s the official pitch.
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.
With Gotham doing well on Fox so far in its freshman season, it isn’t too surprising that something is being set up for Superman as well. While Gotham certainly has its issues, it has had many strong moments as well. Can the same idea work on another planet? Can Syfy live up to the special effects bar set by the opening Krypton scenes of the film?
Only time will tell on all of these questions. The series is currently only in the pilot stage so it will be some time before we know more.