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Krypton 

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The untold story of Superman's grandfather as he fights for justice on his home planet.
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Series cast summary:
Cameron Cuffe ...  Seg-El 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Georgina Campbell ...  Lyta-Zod 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Shaun Sipos ...  Adam Strange 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Ann Ogbomo ...  Jayna-Zod 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Aaron Pierre ...  Dev-Em 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Rasmus Hardiker ...  Kem 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Wallis Day ...  Nyssa-Vex 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Blake Ritson ...  Brainiac / ... 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Ian McElhinney ...  Val-El 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Colin Salmon ...  General Zod / ... 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Hannah Waddingham ...  Jax-Ur 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Elliot Cowan ...  Daron-Vex 11 episodes, 2018-2019
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Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet, KRYPTON follows Superman's grandfather - whose House of El was ostracized and shamed - as he fights to redeem his family's honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Written by ahmetkozan

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English

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21 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Creator David S. Goyer had stated the series was set "200 years before Man of Steel (2013)". However, SyFy has confirmed the show is on its own continuity, separate from the DC Universe films. See more »

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The DC Comics logo is set in space, and embedded with red Kryptonian earth. It turns green (the color of kryptonite, radioactive Kryptonian earth) and explodes (foreshadowing Krypton's fate).

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Version of Superman (1987) See more »

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Picking the bones clean....
23 March 2018 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The bones of the superman franchise have been picked so clean it was inevitable the last and only untapped morsel left would sooner or later attract TV producers hungry for new material.

Whilst hoping to turn a profit on a well worn idea taken from a different perspective seems like a safe bet the reality, as in any business venture, is risk is where real rewards are to be found.

Kyrpton has actors with European accents, I'm guessing to try to step away from the atmosphere of leaden monoculturalism, attached to many US productions. Its hardly a new move but it has been known to work.

That said if you look beyond this not so novel ploy this is just another formulaic series that's been done a thousand times before. Dystopian society, noble family who must rise from the ashes and so on.

Truly successful series work because they offer a point of difference. The idea does not have to be new in itself (few are) but it does need to be different and imaginative enough to hold the viewer.

The other shortcoming in many many modern TV series and this is no exception, is it doesn't challenge the intellect in a meaningful way. It has some bare bones narrative but for the most part its driven by eye candy and exposition.

Until TV execs get the idea that people are not stupid, vacuous or "simply" entertained I suspect this is the future television has to offer. For me it makes the decision to re-visit my books that much easier. A disinterested five out of ten from me.


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