Superheroes are all the rage nowadays, and networks large and small alike have gotten in the game. Syfy has had a project in the works for a while that would take viewers to Superman’s home world of Krypton, generations before it would be destroyed and send young Kal-El to Earth. We’ve been waiting a couple of years nowfor footage of , and it was beginning to feel like the pilot would never see the light of day. A trailer for briefly hit the web. We got a look, and it hints at a super dark take on Superman’s family.
All things considered, I think it’s safe to say that won’t be set in the same universe as Supergirl, because the Syfy series looks pretty dark. The special effects are actually pretty great, if somewhat grim. Compared to thecampy original movies Syfy is somewhat known for, looks like a visual masterpiece, and certainly worth checking out. The first hint that this version of Krypton was going to be an unfortunate planet came with the image of a city existing beneath a dome, protected from what the inhabitants had turned the landscape into over the years.
It’s clear pretty quickly that a lot of the conflict of is going to be political as much as action-packed. The pilotwill center on Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, as he struggles to redeem the name of the House of El after it has been falsely shamed. Krypton is dying, the people are fighting, and the politics are failing to fix anything. I don’t want to say it looks like a bunch of Kryptonians are making an older man walk the plank off of a skyscraper, but it really kind of looks like a bunch of Kryptonians are making a man walk the plank: