With the success of the recent DC comics show Gotham on Fox. DC could soon be giving anther one of their famous characters an unnecessary origin story. After news broke this week that David Goyer best known for his work on The Man of Steel, and for his work on the Dark Knight Trilogy is in talks to develop a show for Syfy titled Krypton. In a statement from Warner and DC comics they described the premise of the show “Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama, which is in development, 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.”
The show sounds like it will have a lot political elements, something Syfy has done a good job with in the past with other shows such as Battlestar Galactica. I also think if anyone can pull of the complex visual effects needed to bring the world of Krypton to the small screen its Syfy. Overall Krypton has promise its being developed by one of the best creative teams in DC and its on a channel that should allow the show to take some risks. In the overwhelming number of comic book shows coming to TV Krypton has me exited, a political drama set in a science fiction universe, were do I sign up?