In a similar vein to Gotham, Superman is getting an origin TV show called Krypton. Wait, wasn’t there already that show that lasted for 10 years called Smallville? And also this show doesn’t even have Clark Kent in it, or his famous parents, but his grandparents?!! Ummm, let’s discuss Syfy’s new TV show, Krypton.
Look, I’m all for having a separate TV and movie universes. It’s a lot easier for the creators of the individual projects, and it means we get a wide variety of stories. But now this is getting a little ridiculous. We’re going to have the Man of Steel universe, with it’s own Krypton and
Russel Crowe Jor-El and El family. Then we have the Supergirl universe with its own Krypton and El family. And now we have the Krypton universe with its own Krypton and El family. Whaattt?
I love Superman, but I really don’t have much interest in this show. If they announced this as a mini-series, I might be a little more interested. But as an actual series? I’m not too sure about that. If the story is going to focus around Superman’s grandparents, it means we still have a while to go before the planet reaches its doom, so they must have done that on purpose to create a longer series.
We have had stories that were set on Krypton before it exploded, and yeah they were interesting. But they were just one off stories, not a whole series. This could be good. We could see some cool space action, and planet politics, but right now I think there were a lot of better options for Syfy TV shows other than Krypton.
A few years ago Syfy were in discussion for a Booster Gold TV series. Now that could have been very awesome. His character will suit the Syfy channel well, with his futuristic tech (and of course skeets) and his time travelling adventures. They could have then introduced all the Legion of Superheroes and could have had the chance to create a really cool universe, that is vastly different to the other DC TV universes currently out.
And to be fair, Krypton will also be very different. It won’t be a superhero show, it will be a full on sci-fi fantasy show. Syfy is known for cancelling shows early, so I am curious to see how this show can go. Really we can’t make judgement on Krypton until we at least see the pilot, and all we can judge it on now is the creative team, and well that logo they released. I like David Goyer, when he is working with someone else, who can help balance his ideas. So hopefully the combination of Goyer and Ian Goldberg will create something that is truly unique and interesting.
The official synopsis states: “This drama 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”. So clearly we will be getting some Krypton politics.
Anyways right now I can’t say I’m that excited for Krypton, but I will of course give it a chance. But what do you think? Do you think Syfy’s Krypton TV show is a good idea? Let me know!
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