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Syfy Orders Superman Prequel Krypton and Chris Meloni's Happy! to Series, Plans Adaptation of GRRM Novel

Look, up in the sky, it’s… two new Syfy series (to go with the cabler’s shiny new logo).

Syfy on Thursday granted series orders to Krypton, which follows Kal-El aka Superman’s ancestors, and the Chris Meloni-fronted adaptation of the graphic novel Happy!

Syfy also announced its plans to develop a supernatural thriller based on George R.R. Martin’s (Game of Thrones) epic novel Nightflyers.

Set two generations before the destruction of Kal-El’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (played by 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.

Happy! meanwhile follows Nick Sax (played by Meloni), an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man who after a job gone wrong finds his life forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named “Happy” (voiced by SNL‘s Bobby Moynihan).

As for Nightflyers, it is set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, as a crew of explorers journey on the galaxy’s most advanced ship to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.


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  1. Temperance says:

    Except it should be spelled “SciFi” – eliminating their idiotic, failed ‘rebranding’.

  2. Jerry G says:

    I’ll be completely honest…I actually forgot SyFy was still a channel.

  3. Big Mike says:

    What an ugly logo. Do companies not do market research anymore?!?

  4. steven says:

    We’ve been hearing about this Krypton show for years and now it’s just been ordered?

  5. J.B. says:

    I guess that leaked “Krypton” trailer sealed the deal LOL Wonder if SyFy will use it at their upfronts.

  6. Mark says:

    Generally in the passed when this channel has ordered aload of expensive new shows it means a end to its existing ones so good bye kill joys and Dark Matter I just hope they dont end on a cliff hanger….

    • Brian says:

      Both of those are Canadian shows made for their Space channel. SyFy co-pruduces Killjoys, but I believe they have nothing to do with Dark Matter besides airing it in the US. So the fate of those shows aren’t entirely up to SyFy.

      • E2015 says:

        Whether Dark Matter continues as a series is not up to Syfy, but whether Syfy continues to air it in the U.S. certainly is.

  7. EJ says:

    Where does this leave Meloni’s hoped-for return to SVU to wrap it up?

  8. Answer Man says:

    New logo sucks, but then so did the transition to SyFy to begin with, they need to go back to being the Sci-Fi Channel…

    • Jason says:

      The name doesn’t affect me but they should go back to airing obscure classic sci-fi series Luke they did when they first started. Cable companies always blame the streaming sights for losing viewers but if they offer some compelling programming you can’t get elsewhere people will pay for it. While the otlrigibal series are good you can always get them on dvd when they come out.

  9. Drew says:

    The new logo leaves much to be desired, but the sharp angles and lines are a clear contrast to the gray and purple soft and fuzzy logo, perhaps reflecting the channel’s attempt to refocus on actual Sci Fi. I’m not used to it, but will reserve judgment until I see it as a bug in the corner of the screen while I’m watching a series on the channel. If it stays bright yellow as a bug, hell no.

    Thrilled about Krypton, though! Can’t wait to see that. I hadn’t heard of Nightflyers, but it sounds intriguing. Happy! sounds much less intriguing, but I will watch at least once to see how the horse is visualized. This could go very wrong very easily …

  10. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Krypton got a series order! I’m really looking forward to see the show after I saw the leaked trailer for it. Syfy’s new logo looks bad.

  11. David Graf says:

    Krypton is going to bomb just like Caprica did. You already know the ending and it’s not a happy one.

    • Rex the Wonder Dog says:

      But it will take 2 generations to get to the ending, so plenty of stories in the mean time.

  12. ninergrl6 says:

    Nightflyers sounds VERY similar to Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. When was this GRRM book published?

  13. lrdslvrhnd says:

    Ugh, new logo sucks almost as much as the name. Which I still think looks like textese for syphilis.
    Nightflyers sounds like a cool premise… until they break out the horror aspect. Pass.