Have you ever wanted to see a Superman prequel that almost definitely won't have Superman in it? Given the amount of excitement surrounding SyFy's upcoming series Krypton, it sounds like there are quite a few DC Comics fans who most definitely do want to see such a thing. You're in luck. San Diego Comic-Con is currently taking place and SyFy decided to take the opportunity to reveal the first official teaser trailer for Krypton, which is set to debut sometime in 2018.
Those of you who have been feverishly excited about Krypton will note that this is not the first footage from Krypton to make its way online. Several months ago a full-length, unofficial trailer, made its way onto the internet and was eventually taken down by SyFy because they had no intention of the trailer getting out. But this new Krypton teaser trailer, though quite brief, comes directly from the SyFy YouTube channel and looks pretty high-budget. This is as official as it gets. This teaser seems to have a lot of the same footage, but looks a lot more polished and definitely is more of a tease in the true sense of the word. If you missed that leaked trailer, this will surely raise an eyebrow or two.
"The blood of House El is what will always bind us together."
An unidentified voice says the cryptic line, but given the plot of Krypton, this kind of makes sense. Syfy's Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet, so, at least in theory, this could take place in the same universe as the DC Extended Universe. David S. Goyer is involved, after all. The story 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.
Krypton is made in the same way that Fox made Gotham as a prequel series to the Batman story without actually having Batman in it. Yet. The series stars Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci's Demons), Ann Ogbomo (World War Z), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), Wallis Day (Will), Aaron Pierre (Tennison), Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) and Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon) as Superman's grandfather. No pressure there.
SyFy has already ordered Krypton to series so, even though we don't yet have an exact premiere date for the DC series, we are at least going to get a season of the show. This series looks like it could add a whole lot of mythos to the DC canon and, good or bad, that is a pretty big deal. Be sure to check out the first teaser trailer for Krypton for yourself below. Be sure to check back with us throughout the weekend for all of our additional San Diego Comic-Con coverage as well.