UK Broadcaster E4 Heads To ‘Krypton’ With ‘Superman’ Prequel Pick Up


British broadcaster E4 is heading to Krypton after picking up the Superman prequel.

The digital spin-off of Channel 4 has acquired the 10-part drama, which launched on cable network Syfy in March, in a deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution. It will air in the UK later this year.

Based on DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. It follows Superman’s grandfather, played 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.

Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre also star, along with Ian McElhinney.

Krypton hails from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David Goyer through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler will serve as executive producer and showrunner.

The pilot teleplay was written by Goyer and Kindler, from a story by Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) & Goyer, with Colm McCarthy serving as director and co-executive producer.

It was the first production to be shot in the new Belfast Harbour Studios.

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