Sunday, September 4, 2016

KRYPTON Casts Georgina Campbell as Female Lead, Lyta Zod

At last, Krypton is finally getting populated.

Deadline reported that the pilot for Syfy's Superman prequel Krypton has cast Georgina Campbell as the proposed show's female lead, Lyta Zod.  After two years of development, the pilot was officially ordered by Syfy in May and production is now expected to begin in Serbia.

According to the article, Lyta Zod is described as "a member of Krypton’s military caste and the daughter of a general, Alura Zod.  Lyta Zod serves as a cadet — and has also been having a clandestine, forbidden romance with Seg-El (Superman's grandfather, not cast yet)."

Campbell is a British actress known for the TV movie Murdered by My Boyfriend (winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actress) and as Jasmine on the TV series After Hours.  She will be appearing in the third season of Broadchurch and has appeared on episodes of Freak, Casualty, Doctors, Sadie J, and Flowers.

Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet and will follow 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.

David S. Goyer and showrunner Damian Kindler will serve as executive producers on Krypton for Warner Bros. TV and Goyer’s Phantom Four.  Colm McCarthy serves as co-executive producer and will direct the pilot from a story and teleplay by Goyer and Ian Goldberg.

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