Syfy network is in development for a Superman prequel series
Another comic book show is hitting your TV sets. Syfy is hiring David S. Goyer, the man behind The Man of Steel
to develop a Superman origin story called Krypton.
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NEW YORK-JUNE 10: Screenwriter David S. Goyer and wife Marina Black attend the world premiere of "Man of Steel" at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 10, 2013 in New York City. (Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)
According to The Hollywood Reporter,
Krypton takes place years before Superman is born, when the HOuse of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama which is currently in development, will follow Superman's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a chaotic planet into one that gives rise to Superman.
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The new series will be written by Ian Goldberg, the writer of Once Upon a Time
and the TV series will be just like Fox's Gotham.
The drama is in the same vein as Fox's DC Comics take Gotham, which tells the origin story of Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and features a pre-teen Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) before he became Batman.
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Krypton is the latest TV series to be inspired by a comic book. TNT is currently developing a drama series, Titans,
where a group of superheroes fight bad guys. Titans
will include Nightwing, Starfire, and Raven. Krypton will join The CW's The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl
NBC's Hellblazer, Constantine,
and Fox's Gotham
as the next comic book series turned TV show.
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