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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:06 am    Post subject: Krypton (2018) Reply with quote



This one isn't even a pilot yet, but I strongly suspect this one will happen, assuming somebody doesn't really mess up. The proposed SyFy channel series is still in the development stages, but is about life on Superman's home planet, Krypton. Apparently beginning events take place some 200 years (Krypton years or Earth years?) before the planet was destroyed. Supposedly it will also tie in somehow with the current Man of Steele film series.

As of a month ago it still didn't have a "greenlight" from SyFy to shoot a pilot, but I betcha a chunk of Kryptonite it does soon.

http://www.newsarama.com/26473-krypton-will-explore-the-history-of-superman-s-homeworld.html

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/krypton-tv-show-superman-prequel-series-mythology-david-goyer-1201624212/
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Additional info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krypton_%28comics%29#Television

David S. Goyer was rumored to be developing a prequel TV series titled Krypton. In December 2014, it was confirmed that the 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. Goyer has also confirmed that the series will take place approximately 200 years before the time period of the Man of Steel film.

It is in what is called "development hell" and Mr. Goyer is trying to drum-up interest.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I think it's a great idea. Let's drum up some interest. I'd like to see this one.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AND let's get some consistency to the various DC programs!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supposedly new info at Ain't-It-Cool News http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75010
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


SYFY will premiere its newest comic-book series, Krypton, next week, but before the House of El hits everyone’s television screens, you can take a look behind the scenes with a brand new featurette.



The video has its fair share of cast members talking up the new Superman-linked series, as well as a glimpse at series co-creator David Goyer, who discusses his intentions for the alien world, but it also offers a closer look at the series itself and the sort of story it’s creators are hoping to tell.
As is mentioned in the video, Krypton is set to explore the real beginnings of the Superman legacy — something that is made possible thanks to the arrival of Adam Strange, who shares details about the Man of Steel’s future with his grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe).

This sets into motion a question as to what Seg plans to do with the information, essentially pitting the future of an entire planet against the promise that, from its destruction, one of the greatest heroes ever will be born.

That conceit takes the notion of the typical prequel series, whether it be Smallville or Gotham, and essentially turns it on its ear. Instead of waiting to see the series catch up with the events of a character known the world over, Krypton is actually creating a scenario wherein the Big Blue Boy Scout may never come into existence at all.

It’s an intriguing enough premise that the series might prove Cuffe’s words true: that Krypton isn’t “making a prequel. This story has genuine impact in what happens in the DC Universe

Changing the typical formula like that gives the series an edge, but so does it’s production design. From what’s been seen so far, the series offers some impressive sets and CGI environments that include the original Fortress of Solitude and a faithful recreation of Brainiac. So far, the look of the series is somewhere between Battlestar Galactica and The Expanse, comparisons that are nothing to sneeze at, considering one series helped legitimize SYFY, and the other is one of the network’s most critically acclaimed offerings.

Whether or not Krypton will be received as well as either of those series remains to be seen, but with its connections to the DC Universe and one of the most popular comic book characters of all time, the series may still prove to be a big hit for SYFY.

A featurette of the series is on Youtube - Here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOwixcPRUYk

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That particular upload isn't available in Britain, so I'm not sure if it's the brief 90-second featurette or the extended one, as below:

__ Krypton "Making of the Legend" Extended Featurette


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The show certainly seems worth trying! Smile


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes indeed, Custer, the link you posted is for the same 22 minute featurette as the one at Gord's link above.

As for the new series, I was disappointed to see that despite the remarkable shots of Krypton's gleaming futuristic cities near the beginning of the video, the rest of it clearly demonstrate that the series will be about a dark and dystopian period in the planet's history.

I'm not saying that Krypton has to be a bright utopia throughout it's entire history, but I'm not a big fan of stories that deal almost exclusively with an oppressed population suffering under the iron fist of a dictatorship — which is how the featurette seems to portray Krypton (the series and the planet).

Oh, well. Maybe I'm wrong about the series. We'll see.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emmett J. Scanlon as Lobo in Season 2:



Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovIq89FmV10

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't say that the name Emmett J. Scanlon means much to me, but I see that he has been in Constantine and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as The Fall and, er, Hollyoaks? People who use their middle initials are usually better off becoming sf authors, but who can argue with Jim Corrigan, alias The Spectre...?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Info on season 2 with trailers:

https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1001359/Krypton-season-2-release-date-another-series-Superman-Syfy

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