The screenwriter behind 2013’s Man of Steel, David S. Goyer, will be developing a Superman origins series for Syfy titled Krypton. The show takes places years before Clark/Kal-El was a fetus in Lara’s womb, when the House of El was disgraced and ostracized. The story follows Clark’s grandfather who brings hope to the people of Krypton at a time of chaos and uncertainty.
Goyer and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon A Time, Flash Forward) will both be executive producers with Goldberg also penning the script.
DC heroes are already prevalent on the small screen with shows like Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, and the upcoming iZombie. Also in development are CBS’ Supergirl and TNT’s Titans (based on a group of younger superheroes to be, including Dick Grayson, whom fans know as Robin or Nightwing).
Syfy has made a conscious effort to get back to their roots with scripted originals that include Dominion, Ascension, 12 Monkeys, Olympus, Z Nation, The Expanse, Childhood’s End, Hunters, Dark Matter and 3001: The Final Odyssey.