ComicBook.com reports that the new show for SyFy, Krypton, will be set at a time in the planet’s history when the world and its people were at their height, both technologically and socially. Not much else is known about the series as it is still in development, but at a press junket for Da Vinci’s Demons, David S. Goyer was able to shed some light on this new DC Comics TV project.
“It takes place 200 years before Man of Steel,” Goyer said at the junket. “We’re treating Krypton like it’s a historical piece,” which is something it shares with the TV show he was there to directly promote. “We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like.”
They plan to show a lot more than what was seen in Man of Steel, of course, which focused primarily on the end of Krypton as it exploded due to generations of abuse of the world. The idea of digging deep attracted Goyer.
“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.”
That means looking at the capitol city, Kryptopolis, but also “a lot of different locations… some of the other moons, which is kind of cool,” he teased. In the comics, Krypton has had as many as three moons, Wegthor, Mithen, and Xenon.
As for other cities, Argo City and Kandor would be the other two big named metropolises, but Goyer wouldn’t call them by name just yet. Argo City is where Supergirl’s Kara Zor-El was born and raised, and Kandor was famously shrunken and bottled by Superman villain Brainiac.
We have discussed this show briefly on our weekly webisode, and now we want to know what you think. Is this a good idea for a series, especially given the enormous success of Gotham on Fox, or is the premise too thin to create a sustainable series? Let us know in the comments below!