Channel 4 has scooped the UK rights to new Superman-prequel series, Krypton which will come to E4 later this year.
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows Seg-El (British actor Cameron Cuffe – The Halcyon), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict.
With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracised, Seg is prompted into action by the arrival of Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos – The Vampire Diaries), who’s travelled from present-day Earth to warn Seg of an insidious plot to change the past and prevent the birth of the last son of Krypton – a plot he believes to have been orchestrated by the Super-Villain Brainiac (Blake Ritson – Da Vinci’s Demons).
Fighting to redeem his family’s honour and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also entrusted with protecting the future of his legacy – a destiny that will see the birth of the greatest Super Hero ever known.
Krypton stars a host of new and established British talent, including BAFTA winner Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch, Flowers, Black Mirror), Wallis Day (The Royals) and Ian McElhinney (Derry Girls, Game of Thrones, Rogue One), along with guest stars Rupert Graves (Sherlock, Last Tango in Halifax) and Paula Malcomson (Ray Donovan, The Hunger Games) and was shot in the new Belfast Harbour Studios.
Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Krypton is executive produced by writer/producer David S. Goyer, whose credits include Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the classic The Dark Knight trilogy, as well as Cameron Welsh (Ash vs. Evil Dead, Constantine, The Last Ship, Australia’s Home and Away).