UPDATE: Syfy has formally given Krypton a green light.
Superman’s grandpa is almost ready for his close up.
Syfy is thisclose to officially placing a pilot order for Krypton, a potential prequel series centered on The Man of Steel’s gramps, TVLine has learned.
Penned by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time), Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet and follows Supe’s forefather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
Sleepy Hollow vet Damian Kindler is set as showrunner and will serve as an EP alongside Goyer.
Doctor Who/Sherlock helmer Colm McCarthy will direct the pilot.