Syfy orders Superman Prequel show

David S. Goyer’s long-gestating Superman prequel Krypton is a go at Syfy. After developing the project for more than a year Syfy has ordered a pilot episode.

Based on DC Comics 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 — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.