During Syfy's TCA Winter Tour presentation today, the network unveiled a new trailer for Krypton, which offers our first look at the pivotal DC character Adam Strange, played by Shaun Sipos. When the actor was cast in this series regular role in September, it was revealed that Adam Strange is a "world-weary human" who becomes stranded on Krypton and becomes an "unlikely mentor" to Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), Superman's grandfather. This trailer reveals that Adam Strange is actually from the future, in our present day, telling Seg-El that the fate of his entire planet is at risk, with someone from the future coming to destroy Krypton, because where he's from, Seg-El's grandson Superman, "becomes the greatest hero of the universe".
The trailer also shows Adam Strange handing Seg-El his grandson's iconic red cape, which poses some interesting questions in and of itself, like how Adam Strange obtained this cape. In the DC Comics, Adam Strange was an archaeologist who was transported to the planet Rann through "Zeta-Beam." He was ultimately recruited by Sardath and his daughter Alanna, who would eventually become his wife, as he trained to use the planet's advanced technology to protect its people. He would later be sent back to Earth, but would travel back through Zeta-Beams to be with Alanna and protect her planet. Whether or not any of these story points will be re-configured for Krypton, or if this character will be taken in a completely different direction, has yet to be revealed.
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet, Krypton follows Superman's grandfather (Cameron Cuffe), whose House of El was ostracized and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family's honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is 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 and showrunner.
In addition to Cuffe, Krypton stars Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod, Seg-El's secret lover and member of Krypton's military family, Elliot Cowan as Daron Vex, the Chief Magistrate of Kandor, Ann Ogbomo as Primus Alura Zod, Lyta's mother and leader of the military guild, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Seg-El's best friend and a brilliant engineer, Wallis Day as Nyssa Vex, junior magistrate and the daughter of Daron Vex, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, a cadet under the command of Primus Alura Zod. and Ian McElhinney as Val-El, Seg-El's grandfather. We reported in November that the cast added Blake Ritson as Brainiac in a series regular role as the iconic villain from DC Comics lore, with Paula Malcomson playing Charys, Seg-El's mother who helps her son navigate their treacherous home of Kandor City.
Syfy released a new Krypton motion poster just a few weeks ago, which confirmed the series will premiere on March 21. The pilot teleplay was written by Goyer and Kindler, from a story by Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) & Goyer, with Colm McCarthy (She Who Brings Gifts, Peaky Blinders) serving as director and co-executive producer. Krypton is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC. Take a look at the new trailer for Krypton below, courtesy of Syfy YouTube.