SYFY Drops New ‘Krypton’ Trailer at TCAs

At yesterday’s Television Critics Association panel, SYFY released a brand-new trailer for their highly-anticipated Krypton series that finally answered a few of the questions fans have been asking for months. Check it out below, and then join in the speculation with us after:

First things first, at least this explains why they chose Superman’s grandfather rather than (just as an example!) Lois before she met Clark. Many wondered about the point of witnessing Kal-El’s family many years before their entire planet was destroyed, but now we know it’s a Terminator-style story of attempting to prevent said destruction with foreknowledge of the future. This could lead to an interesting moral quandary if the story chooses to go in that direction. After all, what will be required to stop the death of Kryptonians? If it means Superman ceases to exist or never comes to Earth, is that trade-off acceptable? He has saved humans countless times, so what does it mean for that planet if Krypton is saved instead?

Krypton start Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, the Man of Steel’s grandfather who is in charge of the fateful decision. Can he restore the House of El’s honor and repair Krypton’s broken leadership before it’s too late? And does he even want to save his home with the weight of future history on his shoulders? This also brings up the question of time travel and what really is the present. A time traveler (Adam Strange played by Shaun Sipos, in perhaps the most buzz-worthy scene from the trailer) warning him is changing the past, but Seg-El acting on those warnings is changing the future. Will one have more consequences than the other? While he grapples with such questions, he will also face some famous DC characters such as Brainiac (Blake Ritson).

David S. Goyer (writer of Da Vinci’s Demons and Batman vs. Superman) serves as the showrunner for Krypton, which also stars Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch, Black Mirror), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Ann Ogbomo (World War Z), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), Wallis Day (Will), Aaron Pierre (Tennison), and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones). As with all Superman stories, it is based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Krypton premieres Wednesday, March 21 on SYFY, but you can get more information now from its various social media platforms:

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