AceShowbiz - Syfy's "Krypton" has gotten a premiere date. The Superman prequel series, which is set to introduce Brainiac, is slated to premiere on March 21, 2018.
The network announced the premiere date through a short promo shared on the upcoming series' Twitter account. "Before #Superman came to Earth, #Krypton forged its own legends," the account wrote in the caption. It added, "From the writer of #ManofSteel & #TheDarkKnight, witness the beginning, 3.21 on @SYFY."
Alongside the premiere date announcement, Syfy unearths a slew of first-look photos of the upcoming series. One of the photos features Seg-El's (Cameron Cuffe) grandfather Val-El. Played by Ian McElhinney ("Game of Thrones"), the character is seen donning a blue-and-red costume, which quite resembles Superman's.
Val-El is "a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self-defense, and he has tried, without success, to warn the Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat." Also featured in the photo are Seg-El's mother Charys El (Paula Malcomson), father and an apparent young version of Seg-El.
Another photo sees Seg-El, the grandfather of Kal-El (Superman), looking stern while standing before two other characters. He dons a black outfit, but unlike the one worn by Val-El, it doesn't have a cape.
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman's home planet, "Krypton" follows Seg-El in his attempts to bring order to the House of El and his planet. He doesn't have much time as an Earth-based time traveler, Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos), warns him that "he's under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos."
The series will feature a slew of DC Comics characters such as Doomsday, Hawkgirl and Brainiac a.k.a. Vril Dox, the latter of which will be portrayed by Blake Ritson.