Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Warner TV sets Premiere Date for New TV Series "Krypton" - 22 March, 9 PM

Bring up the name Krypton, and the first thing that comes to mind is Superman aka Kal-el. The Superman legend is very well known by now, but do we know what happened in the House of El during his grandpapa's days?

Developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler, a new superhero TV series "Krypton" aims to expand the Superman mythology, and explore new canon about one of the most prominent noble houses of Superman's home planet. The events happening in the series will unfold before Krypton's fateful and explosive destruction.

Seg-el (Cameron Cuffe), the grandfather of Kal-el, is faced with a difficult situation. The House of El is being ostracized, and Krypton's leadership is in disarray. He has to find ways to save his family honour so that Kal-el's future is secure. But that might mean that the planet of Krypton may have to be destroyed, causing his kind to be annihilated.

In the meantime, classic villains like Brainiac (Blake Ritson, looking less handsome than when he was in "Da Vinci's Demons") and Doomsday, will be trying to thwart his efforts. Brainiac the Collector of World's, looks positively creepy in the series. The show's big bad was revealed in a USA Today article last week, sporting a look that was comic book accurate. Red Dot Diva loves Blake Ritson's take on being bad guys, so she cannot wait to see how he brings about his brand of menace to planet Krypton.

The Phantom Zone will also be heavily featured in the series, and Game of Thrones' fans -- heads up! You should have no shame in getting on the "Krypton" bandwagon, because Hannah Waddingham (GoT's Septa Unella) will be putting on new robes as ammoral Kryptonian scientist, Jax-Ur.

Don't worry. Seg-el is not alone in his mission to redeem the House of El's legacy. He will be assisted by time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) as well as Hawkwoman.

At last year's Comic-Con, the showrunners mentioned that the series will not just focus on Krypton's history. As there will be a few time travellers from the DC comics universe, this opens up various ways for several characters to be appear in the show, and for characters to appear in different worlds.

"Krypton" premieres in the USA on 21 March, on the Syfy Channel, and fans here will be able to catch the series' launch on the same day as the U.S. telecast. Make sure to tune into Warner TV (StarHub TV CH 515, and Singtel TV CH 306) on Thursday, 22 March 9 PM, and enrich your geek database about Superman lore!

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