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CBTVB: Goyer Developing a Krypton TV Series for SyFy

By Muuka Muyumba

Considering that NBC owns SyFy and is struggling to spring big numbers for Constantine, many have wondered whether the freshman horror series would eventually migrate from the big net to the cable bastion of science fiction.

However, the news today suggests otherwise…David S. Goyer has set Krypton to series is in development and will air on the SyFy network. The series will be produced by Goyer and written and executive produced by Ian Goldberg for Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics.

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The drama is reported to be in the same vein as Fox’s DC Comics take Gotham, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Krypton will take place years before Superman comes to Earth and will follow Superman’s grandfather as he ‘brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.”

No word from the Reporter piece whether Krypton will have any historical impact on Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel universe or the larger DC Universe as a whole. In Man of Steel, we see a Krypton on the brink after their population has usurp all the natural resources of the planet. Zor-El, Superman’s father, is the planet’s science leader who is championing conservation or at least leaving the planet to stave off extinction. The show’s description suggests that we will be seeing Krypton is that golden age that Zor-El describes to Clark when they first meet on the abandoned Kryptonian ship.

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Krypton becomes the latest DC Entertainment TV series to start development, let alone come to fruition. TNT is developing Titans, a drama based on The Teen Titans while Supergirl is currently testing leads for CBS. Constantine is currently on NBC with Arrow and The Flash at The CW.

Goyer is proving to fill an important niche for DC and the WB, in a similar vein to Joss Whedon with Marvel. While many have called for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. to find a Kevin Feige-like executive shepherding their projects to screens big and small, they continue to rely on familiar faces, like Goyer, Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns as pillars for their content development.

Will you be excited to watch the extra-terrestrial adventures of Seyg-El?

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