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Photo Credit:  Steffan Hill/Syfy
  • Premiered: 
    March 21, 2018
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  • Network: Syfy
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the DC comic book characters by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

Set 200 years before the Superman legend that most people know, KRYPTON is a one-hour series that 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. Seg's grandfather and one of Krypton's greatest scientists, Val-El, was instrumental in Krypton's greatest era of scientific progress, before being executed for treason. After a 14-year absence, he returns to become a pivotal player in defeating the threat against Krypton. With Krypton's leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position. He must redeem his family's honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange. As a world-weary, time-travelling human, Adam finds himself stranded on Krypton as the unlikely mentor to Seg-El. Adam stops at nothing to ensure that the greatest hero who ever lived actually exists. Jayna-Zod is the leader of Kandor's Military guild and Lyta's mother. She has dedicated her life to protecting the city from threats within and without. She wants nothing more than to leave behind a legacy of ironclad duty. Bound to Lyta-Zod, Dev-Em is a Sagitari who has always relished his role as a protector of Kandor. He admires Jayna as the perfect template of a warrior, but he's loved Lyta since childhood, and his jealousy of Seg could destroy everything. Torn between proving herself worthy of the Zod name and her innate desire to help and heal the people of Krypton, Lyta-Zod is fierce and compassionate. Lyta's journey of self-discovery means forging her own destiny in the face of what society dictates. The youngest daughter of House Vex and brilliant lawmaker, Nyssa-Vex understands the city's politics and is utterly at home within the establishment of Kandor's ruling class. She's adept in the art of political alliance, but it is Seg who will teach her about friendship. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11pm ET/PT, Syfy premiered a half-hour "The Making Of" special, which explores 80 years of Superman and provides an inside look at this series, which premiered one week later on Wednesday, March 21 at 10pm.
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, Syfy premiered "The Phantom Zone," the Season 1 finale of KRYPTON. In the season ender, Seg races to save his city from being overtaken as the bottling of Kandor begins. One day earlier -- on Tuesday, May 22 -- Syfy announced it renewed KRYPTON for a second season, scheduled to debut in 2019.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television