Krypton is ready to explode at last.
Deadline has word that Syfy's Superman prequel series Krypton has received a full series order. The move seemed likely, after a trailer announcing the series was coming in 2017 was leaked onto the interwebz last month.
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. The cast includes:
Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El -- Superman's grandfather; athletic, quietly confident, and in his 20s. A younger version of the "grumpier" character from the comics.
Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod -- A reluctant cadet and warrior in the Kryptonian military, in a clandestine, forbidden relationship with Seg-El.
Ian McElhinney as Val-El -- Seg's grandfather, who defied death by going to the Phantom Zone and is a staunch believer in space exploration.
Elliot Cowan as Daron-Vex -- The chief magistrate of Kandor, charged with defending Krypton's oligarchy.
Ann Ogbomo as Alura Zod -- The Primus of the Kryptonian military guild and mother of Lyta. Alura shares her first name with Alura Zor-El, the mother of Supergirl.
Rasmus Hardiker as Kem -- An engineer and Seg's best friend.
Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex -- A junior magistrate and the daughter of Daron-Vex.
Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David Goyer through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
The pilot teleplay was written by Goyer and Kindler, from a story by Ian Goldberg and Goyer, with Colm McCarthy serving as director and co-executive producer.