Krypton Cameron Cuffe

Krypton: Cameron Cuffe to Star as Superman's Gramps in Syfy Prequel

This is not your grandfather’s Superman. It is, however, Superman’s grandfather. (It’ll all make sense in a second.)

British up-and-comer Cameron Cuffe has landed the lead role in Krypton, Syfy’s in-the-works prequel series set two generations before Superman’s home planet went boom. Cuffe will play the Man of Steel’s granddad Seg-El, the scion of the once prosperous El family who is blessed with an intuitive brilliance for all things technical; he is now living in Krypton’s lowest caste after his family was stripped of its rank. Thus far, Syfy has only ordered a pilot for Krypton.

Cuffe will star opposite Georgina Campbell, who is set to play a member of General Zod sinister clan who trikes up a star-crossed romance with Seg-El. (Get details on the other, to-be-cast characters.)

Comic fans are familiar with an older (and a bit grumpier) Seg from his appearance in the classic Starman No. 51, written by James Robinson with story by Robinson and David S. Goyer, who is executive producer/writer of Krypton. But Seg’s a good guy at any age; in the comics, he and son Jor-El (Superman’s father) helped Starman get away while other Kryptonians wanted to detain – and dissect – the Earthling.

The London-born Cuffe recently appeared in the Stephen Frears-directed feature Florence Foster Jenkins.

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  1. Iris says:

    Re: Comic book adaptations

    Dear Networks and Studios,

    Definition of overkill
    2: an excess of something (as a quantity or an action) beyond what is required or suitable for a particular purpose


    • Lea says:

      You could say that about pretty much any genre. How many police procedurals are there? Romance dramas? Will you complain about all of them, or do you have a specific elitist problem with comic book properties?

      • Iris says:

        On this very site, I did use the word “overkill” for a procedural franchise, I did complain about an overload of reboots…although I do enjoy Lethal Weapon, you know, the last hipsters cult show.
        But if we had to track every commenters’ opinions…hence the “Sinceriously” = No, I don’t have a specific problem with comic book adaptations. But when name-dropping Superman becomes a concept, it’s time to stop.
        Now my elitist self is going to have a blast watching Lucifer.

    • Kristy K says:

      Comic shows are what’s hot right now. If you want to talk overkill, then you need to see how many reality shows there are. Now that’s overkill!

  2. Ninamags says:

    All he’s missing are the blue eyes.


  3. Btm says:

    He’s lovely and all, but what’s the point???