Syfy’s Superman prequel Krypton is coming closer to its debut and we now have our first look at its main villain Brainiac who is being played by British actor Black Ritson.
“Yes, he traverses the universe in a gigantic skull ship, ripping cities out of planets, miniaturizing them and placing them on board. But he does so in the spirit of conservation,” Ritson told USA Today. “In his mind, he’s committed to the ultimate philanthropic act: saving all of creation. In many ways it’s analogous to Noah plucking out two of every animal to ensure their survival, even while knowing that others must perish.”
Syfy also released a video describing the villainous alien as well.
Just in case you happened to have forgotten (even though we’ve reported it here) but yes the Superman prequel “Krypton” is still happening on the SYFY network and we have more casting news.
This is coming from Deadline.com
Deadline is reporting that
Ray Donovan alumna Paula Malcomsonhas been tapped for a pivotal guest-starring role and Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons) has been cast as a series regular (and a villain) in Syfy’s Superman prequel seriesKrypton, set for premiere in 2018.
Based on DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. It 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.
Malcomson will play Charys, the matriarch of House El. Charys helps her son Seg navigate the treacherous pitfalls of Kandor City, their Kryptonian home embattled with oppression and revolt. The role has been recast after the pilot.
Ritson will play Brainiac. A parasitic, hyper-advanced alien android of immense intelligence, Brainiac is one of Superman’s oldest and most dangerous foes.
In addition to Cuffe, the show also stars Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre and Ian McElhinney.
The series hails from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer through his Phantom Four banner. Cameron Welsh serves as executive producer and showrunner.
This is a question that has to be posed, are you excited for this upcoming series or not sure why it is happening? Let us know below.
Oh yeah, and it’s set 2 generations before Kal-El is born. Today we got the trailer for Krypton and we have to ask the question: why? The series is set to cover the life and times of Superman’s grandfather, a character people were just dying to know about (sarcasm, intended.)
Of course, the powers that Superman has on Earth are largely due to the effect of the sun’s rays and Earths’ gravity, which means the Kryptonians on Krypton are essentially no more powered than the average earthling. Are we sensing another Caprica-type bomb for SyFy? David Goyer is behind this, so we’d hope not, but we’ll have to wait and see, when it premieres later this year.
In a show that honestly, I still don’t quite understand its purpose is moving forward in a major way and has found its female lead.
SYFY’s Superman Prequel has officially its lead and this is a VERY GOOD CHOICE.
According to Deadline, Krypton has added Murdered by My Boyfriend star Georgina Campbell to play the show’s female lead. She has also appeared in One Night, Tripped, and, more recently, in After Hours. The 24-year-old British actress bagged the BAFTA Television Award for Leading Actress last year.
The name of Campbell’s character in the upcoming DC Comics-based show is Lyta Zod. The character is described as “a member of Krypton’s military caste and the daughter of a general, Alura Zod”. She “serves as a cadet — and has also been having a clandestine, forbidden romance with Seg-El”. Krypton will follow the story of Superman’s grandfather Seg-El!
Seg-El is Superman’s grandfather, and Krypton follows his fight “to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos” after the House of El was“ostracized and shamed”. So, the show is actually set two generations ahead of the destruction of Superman’s home planet.
Cast members for Seg-El; his father Ter-El and grandfather Val-El; Lyta’s mother Alura Zod; and the “chiseled twenty-something bad boy”Dev-Em are yet to be announced. However, it is safe to assume that we will come across more casting announcements in the next few months, as they are eyeing a 2017 launch.
The outlet also reveals that the Krypton pilot will be filmed in Serbia, with Colm McCarthy sitting behind the camera and Damian Kindler serving as the showrunner.
As much as I would love to have hope for this show. My biggest concern is; who actually cares about Krypton pre-Superman even being born.