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Deadline has an update: Georgina Campbell will be playing the female lead, Lyta Zod.  Also, the pilot will be filmed in Serbia, not Montreal.

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Variety is reporting that Syfy has cast the lead for the show...

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British newcomer Cameron Cuffe has been cast in the starring role of Seg-El. Destined to be the ancestor of Jor-El, the future father of Superman, and Kal-El, the future Superman,, Seg-El is the scion of the once prosperous El family and 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.

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Deadline had the remaining castings a couple of weeks ago (this is a re-edit, using largely their words).

Game of ThronesIan McElhinney will play Val-El, grandfather of Seg-El. He is a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self-defense.

Da Vinci’s Demons alum Elliot Cowan is Daron Vex, the Chief Magistrate of Kandor.

Ann Ogbomo (World War Z) will play Primus Alura Zod, Lyta Zod’s mother and a leader of Krypton’s military guild.

Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness) will portray the rankless Kem, who is a brilliant engineer as well as Seg-El’s best friend and partner in an underground tech-repair business.

Wallis Day (The Royals) will play Nyssa Vex, a junior magistrate and the daughter of Daron Vex.

Aaron Pierre (Tennison) is Dev-Em, a cadet under the command of Primus Alura Zod.

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Krypton at Comic Con:

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PILOT SCREENINGS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

6:00-10:00 p.m. Special Sneak Peek Screenings -

Ballroom 20

· Krypton: Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet, Krypton follows Superman's grandfather (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.

Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, along with Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh. Krypton is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, and will debut in 2018 on SYFY.
Follow the show on Twitter at @KryptonSYFY.

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SATURDAY, JULY 22

1:15-1:45 p.m. Krypton Special Video Presentation and Q&A -

Join series star Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon, Florence Foster Jenkins) and executive producers Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) and Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead, Constantine) for a sneak peek at the upcoming series followed by an out-of-this-world Q&A. 

Indigo Ballroom

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/06/29/warner-bros-television-group-lets-the-dogs-out-along-with-20-fan-favorite-series-all-heading-to-san-diego-for-comic-con-international-july-19-23-418215/20170629wbt01/

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It's misleading to call this a trailer since it's only 20 seconds long; but SyFy has released a teaser with new footage:

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New description, and a March 2018 premiere date:

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Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray, Seg-El encounters Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) who warns he’s under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos. Fighting to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.

http://www.kryptonsite.com/krypton-new-series-description-possible-syfy-premiere-date/

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Reports and quotes from the SYFY panel at the TCA press tour: *Spoilery* bits about upcoming characters and arcs.

EW:

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“He’s an unlikely hero,” Johns says of Adam Strange. “He’s the unlikely choice of shouldering this burden of trying to stop someone from the present trying to prevent this Superman legacy… Adam Strange is a character that doesn’t really embody what Superman does as far as honor and justice, doesn’t really know right from wrong, but looks up to Superman.”

Adds executive producer Cameron Welsh: “Adam Strange gets to become a proxy for the audience in a lot of ways. He’s the fish out of water in this alien world.”

Nerdist:

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“There’s been a lot of stories in the comic books about Krypton that we do derive inspiration from, but the time travel element does give us an unpredictability and some creative license to do stories that we don’t know stories that could play out differently than what people might assume,” Johns says. “The door is open for anything.”

TV Guide:

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"Because it starts so far back in time, a lot of the characters that maybe are familiar to some of the comic book fans, they're in their genesis stage, so you get to come in at the ground floor," Welsh told TV Guide. "I think a lot of people will come to this show for various different reasons, whether they're DC fans, or sci-fi fans, or for whatever reason, but ultimately it will come down to one thing that will keep people staying and that will be characters." In that sense, says Welsh, it's like meeting characters for the first time.

Deadline:

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It’s a “privilege” to play Superman’s grandfather, Cuffe told TV critics, saying “the pressure keeps you grounded, humble.”

Before telling Cuffe he had the role, they gave him The Talk, EP David Goyer said, asking if he was “prepared for that responsibility” of representing the Superman lineage, on camera –  and off.

KryptonSite - 'Ten Things From The TCA Panel':

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Post-production time for Krypton is almost double that of the average hour-long show. The VFX budget is huge.

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On Krypton the “S” (the symbol of the House of El) is a symbol of shame. They’re outcasts. The core of the show is that the symbol will someday again mean something.

Seg-El isn’t the most mature or heroic character when we first meet him. “The entire show is him growing as a person to fill that symbol,” Cuffe says. ...

The Wrap -'Why ‘Krypton’ Is Filmed in the UK, Not Vancouver':

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“Specifically, you know the main reason is and this will sound kind of funny, but there’s this, I think when people think of fantasy or science fiction when you think of accents, for whatever reason, the Mid-Atlantic or British accent is the default accent when you’re dealing with an alien world,” Goyer said during the “Krypton” panel at the Television Critics Association on Tuesday.

“And more recently, you’ve seen Jor-El played by someone who wasn’t American,” Goyer continued. “It just seemed appropriate and I also knew that when we were shooting, you know, even people who are 20th on the call sheet have gone to the Royal Shakespeare Academy. So there’s an incredible history of acting talent, you know, over in the UK. ...

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“It also has such a different look from lots other superhero shows out there that were shot in Vancouver, and we wanted this to have a really different specific look,” Jones says. “So you’ll see cityscapes that you wouldn’t normally see.”

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New trailer; they're really leaning into the comics stuff now.

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Comic shops are offering a free comic in anticipation of Krypton. Basically, it's a reprint of World of Krypton #1, the start of a four-issue miniseries from John Byrne and Mike Mignola (who would create Hellboy). I think the story was written after Crisis on Infinite Earths, depicting the revised version of the planet Krypton. I also believe there were two other miniseries in the same vein: World of Smallville and World of Metropolis. I got WoK from a DC Comics harcover reprinting Mignola's work, and I think it holds up well.

ETA: Story from Bleeding Cool. Also, the issue has brief profiles of four of Krypton's esteemed Houses.

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I just saw a trailer for this. I don't plan on watching it, but something seems weird. I don't know what episode it's from, so I'm going to put it in spoiler tags

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Some guy is talking to another & says something like he's come from the future to tell them to save Superman. His name wasn't Superman on Krypton, it was Kal-El. They wouldn't have any idea who Superman was. It makes no sense.

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@GaT : that was in the pilot, and it does make sense because that guy wasn't Kryptonian: it's a time-traveling Adam Strange.

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5 hours ago, MarkHB said:

@GaT : that was in the pilot, and it does make sense because that guy wasn't Kryptonian: it's a time-traveling Adam Strange.

He "time travels" to another planet? That makes even less sense to me.

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On 3/22/2018 at 1:34 PM, GaT said:

He "time travels" to another planet? That makes even less sense to me.

His normal gig in the comics involves him using a "Zeta beam" to go between Earth and a planet called Rann, where he is a superhero (in a bright red costume with a Rocketeer-style shark fin helmet).  They obviously haven't explained how he's time-traveling in the show yet, but I'm pretty sure he's using the Zeta beam to get to Krypton; there are flashes when he comes in.

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So, this news broke at Comic-Con, and it might be the LAST DC character I expected to see on this show... 

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1 hour ago, MarkHB said:

So, this news broke at Comic-Con, and it might be the LAST DC character I expected to see on this show... 

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That's so crazy it might just work.

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