Syfy is continuing their aggressive push back into scripted.
The NBCU owned cable network is developing Krypton, an hour-long drama series set in the DC Comics universe from David S. Goyer and Ian Goldberg, TVWise has learned.
Krypton is set years before the era of Superman, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.
Ian Goldberg, whose previous credits include FlashForward and Once Upon A Time, is penning the script; while The Dark Knight‘s David S. Goyer, who recently stepped down as showrunner of the Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons, will executive produce.
The project is set up at Warner Bros’ cable division Warner Horizon Television, who, alongside Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, are also set to produce a miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey for Syfy.
Krypton is the latest project to get traction at Syfy since they recommitted themselves to scripted drama more than a year ago. The network is also developing a wide range of projects including alien terrorism drama Hunters; a series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s novel The Magicians; and space opera series Dark Matter from Stargate veterans Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozzi.