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Superman Origins Series ‘Krypton’ Coming to SyFy

Superman Origins Series ‘Krypton’ Coming to SyFy

The screenwriter behind the Superman franchise reboot Man of Steel will produce a new TV series for SyFy exploring the origins of the iconic comic book hero. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Goyer’s Krypton “follows the Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known” years before the Superman story begins.

As Uproxx notes, the show draws obvious comparisons to Fox’s Batman series Gotham, but considering it takes place on a distant planet with alien beings, it could demand a pretty sizable budget. SyFy isn’t the only cable network developing a new prime-time show based on a DC Comics origin story: TNT is currently at work on Titans, a show based on a group of young superheroes, including Dick Grayson (Nightwing), who form their own crime-fighting coalition …

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