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Syfy's Krypton Casts Role of Lyta Zod, to Romance Superman's Grandfather

Krypton is beginning to populate.

Georgina Campbell has been cast as Lyta Zod, the female lead in Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel pilot, our sister site Deadline reports. Lyta is a cadet in Krypton’s military caste and part of the same family tree that spawned super-villain General Zod — which makes it extra-awkward when she strikes up a star-crossed romance with Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El.

While this marks Campbell’s first U.S. TV series, the English actress won a BAFTA award for her work on the UK drama Murdered by My Boyfriend, and she’ll co-star in the upcoming third season of Broadchurch alongside David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

Krypton, which has a pilot order from Syfy, is set two generations before Superman’s home planet goes ka-blam, and focuses on the Man of Steel’s grandpa as he battles to redeem his family’s good name after a shameful fall from grace. (Get details on the other, to-be-cast characters.)

Who should play Superman’s grandfather Seg-El in Syfy’s Krypton? Give us your dream casting in the comments.