Way back in December 2014, Syfy confirmed that it's developing a new TV series entitled Krypton, which will center on Superman's grandfather. Syfy officially issued a pilot order earlier this year, but today the show has finally added its first cast member with British actress Georgina Campbell coming aboard as the female lead. The actress is playing Lyta Zod, although we don't know for sure how this character is related to the iconic General Zod.
Deadline reports that Lyta Zod is the member of Krypton's military family, the daughter of General Alura Zod. She is also a cadet in the military system, and she had a "clandestine affair" with Superman's grandfather, Seg-El, who has yet to be cast. Series creator David S. Goyer confirmed last year that the series is set 200 years before the events of the 2013 movie Man of Steel, which introduced Henry Cavill as Superman.
Krypton, the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet. Krypton 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 show is based on the DC Comics characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
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Syfy officially issued a pilot order in May, but we don't know for sure when production will begin. Krypton will be executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will serve as executive producer/showrunner; Colm McCarthy (She Who Brings Gifts, Peaky Blinders) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).
This new superhero TV series will mark the American TV debut for Georgina Campbell, who Campbell, who won the BAFTA Television Award for Leading Actress last year for Murdered by My Boyfriend. She also has landed a role in Broadchurch Season 3, and she will make her American feature debut in director Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, arriving in theaters March 24, 2017. Stay tuned for more casting updates on Krypton.