Krypton Georgina Campbell Syfy

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.

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  1. Jason says:

    Well cleary this isnt connected to Supergirl then.

  2. Shaun says:

    In the history of Krypton there has never been a dark skinned kryptonian.Guess it’s the Seg-way or the highway!

  3. Peachy says:

    Why would anyone be interested in “Krypton”?

    Seems like a waste of time and money for a series about a planet that eventually goes kablooie.

    Does it have any relevance or bearing on the “Superman” legend?

    • meatwad says:

      the fact that it is superman adjacent is the reason the network thinks it will work as far as bringing in non comic fans who hear superman and set their dvrs. the non superman related stories of Krypton are pretty good in their own right though

    • Michael Summerset says:

      The planet is destroyed but not everyone is. Aside from Kal El and Kara, in the comics one of the Kryptonian cities, Kandor, survived mainly because Braniac shrank it and kept it. This could deal with Kandor. Although it would be more interesting if the story dealt with the survival of the Krytonians after New Krypton was formed.

    • liame says:

      Really? SMH. Ignorance is still relevant in fairy tale land.