E4 Acquires UK Rights To Syfy’s Superman Prequel Series ‘Krypton’

E4 is adding a superhero series to their line-up. Channel 4’s youth-skewing digi-net has secured the exclusive UK rights to Syfy’s Superman prequel series Krypton after striking a deal with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet and follows Seg-El, the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is 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. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position.

The drama series, which has been in the works at Syfy since 2014, is produced by Warner Horizon Television and stars Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon), Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons), Shaun Sipos (Major Crimes), Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Ann Ogbomo (World War Z), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), Wallis Day (Will), Aaron Pierre (Tennison) and Ian McElhinney (Game Of Thrones). The executive producers are David S. Goyer and Cameron Welsh, who serves as showrunner, Syfy has yet to renew the series for a second season.

Krypton joins a large slate of first run U.S scripted series at E4 that also includes: Black-ishThe GoldbergsThe Big Bang TheoryMarvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Kevin Can WaitYoung SheldonThe 100SupernaturalBrooklyn Nine-NineGothamNew GirlYoung & HungryTimelessLet’s Get Physical and Angie Tribeca. WBITD has been a major supplier to Channel 4’s network of channels for years and they are preparing to launch their slate of new shows to international buyers in Los Angeles later this month.

Check out Syfy’s trailer for Krypton below: