Superman Prequel Drama ‘Krypton’ Ordered to Pilot at Syfy

David S. Goyer project has been in development since 2014

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Syfy is nearing a deal to order long-gestating Superman prequel series “Krypton” to pilot, TheWrap has learned.

The Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics one-hour drama, which has been in development at the cable network since 2014, is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. Krypton will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Damian Kindle will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Colm McCarthy will direct.

Ian Goldberg wrote the “Krypton” pilot for Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics, which is based on a story he and David S. Goyer created.

“We’re treating ‘Krypton’ like it’s a historical piece,” Goyer said previously of the project. “We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like.”