“Krypton” will takes place 200 years before “Man of Steel,” executive producer David Goyer revealed on Thursday.
Goyer gave ComicBook.com more details about the forthcoming SyFy show at a press junket for “Da Vinci’s Demons.”
“We’re treating ‘Krypton’ like it’s a historical piece,” Goyer, who developed the story with pilot writer Ian Goldberg, said. “We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like.”
“We scratched the surface in the film and, for me, that was the allure,” he said. “I was always fascinated, as a kid, with the books about Krypton and they’ve only shaded in a tiny bit, so we’ll learn about the politics of the world. We’ll learn about the culture, the art, all the different guilds.”
As TheWrap previously reported, the Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics one-hour drama takes place long before Kal-El left the planet Krypton for Earth, gained superpowers and assumed the identities of Clark Kent and Superman. It will focus on Superman’s oft-maligned family, the House of El, as well as his grandfather.
Goyer, whose had a hand in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” movies as well as Zack Snyder’s DC cinematic universe, last brought DC’s “Constantine” to NBC, which cancelled the supernatural drama after one season.