After years of waiting, we finally get to see the first trailer for the new fantasy sci-fi movie for television called Krypton, which tells the back story of what happened in the last days of the famed planet Krypton, birth world of Superman. This is meant to be a series pilot, and presumably the series has already been picked up for production.
Cameron Cuffe and Georgina Campbell play Seg-El and Lyta Zod, respectively. Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) will reportedly play Val-El, grandfather to Seg-El (and therefore great-great-grandfather to Superman). He is described as a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self-defense, who has tried, without success, to warn the Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat.
Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons) is said to play the Chief Magistrate of Kandor, Daron Vez. Wallis Day (The Royals) will play the daughter of Cowan’s Daron Vez, Nyss Vez. Ann Ogbomo (World War Z) has been cast as Primus Alura Zod, mother to Campbell’s Lyta Zod. She is the leader of the Kryptonian military guild. Aaron Pierre (Tennison) is playing a cadet serving under Alura Zod. Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness) will play Seg-El’s best friend, “a brilliant engineer” who is a “partner in an underground tech-repair business.”
Krypton is set two generations before the onset of Warner Bros.’s Man of Steel, following Superman’s grandfather – played by Cuffe – and Zod’s grandmother – played by Campbell.