New SYFY Series Tells the Lineage of the House of El

SYFY brings a new series that expands on the Superman saga.

Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes in modern culture. So, his story has been told, re-told, and re-written several times. SYFY decided to take a step back, by a few generations, and tell the story of Kal-El’s grandfather, Seyg-El.

Krypton will explore the events leading up to the unrest and ruination of Superman’s home planet. And as with most self-destructive storylines, it takes a few decades for everything to explode.

For any readers out there that aren’t familiar with the lore, Superman (aka: Clark Kent, Kal-El) came to Earth in a ship sent by his parents mere moments before his home planet, Krypton, was destroyed from the years of over-mining of its natural resources. This inevitability also led to political turmoil and civil war in Krypton’s final years. Throughout the story of Superman, it is referenced that his grandfather, Seyg-El was a meaningful catalyst to this series of events. Though details were not often given.

Now, with Krypton, that story is explored. Seyg-El gets the spotlight as a visitor from a future time on a planet called Earth comes to caution him about his legacy.

Krypton premiers on SYFY on March 21.

Erica Davis

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