What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, “Krypton” follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), 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. He must redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos).
“Krypton” is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight Trilogy”) through his Phantom Four banner, alongside Cameron Welsh, who serves as showrunner. In addition to Cuffe, Sipos and Ritson, the show also stars 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”). Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Seg- El, “Krypton”
London-born actor Cameron Cuffe stars as Seg-El, the Man of Steel’s grandfather, as he brings hope and equality to the planet of Krypton, turning a world in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest superhero ever known. Revealing a chapter of the DC Universe that has rarely been explored, KRYPTON, is set 200 years before the Superman legend we know. Having trained at The Lir Academy, Cuffe was amongst the first year of graduating students from this new venture formed by Trinity College, Dublin and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Following graduation, he appeared in the Park Theatre production of David Hare’s play “The Vertical Hour” and in the Donmar Warehouse production of Larry Gelbart’s “City of Angels.” On screen, Cuffe’s recent work includes Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins” with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and a recurring role on “The Halcyon.”
Executive Producer, “Krypton”
Cameron Welsh is the executive producer and showrunner for SYFY’s KRYPTON. Originally from from Muswellbrook, Australia, Welsh worked on famed Australian soap, “Home and Away,” for twelve years, starting off as an actor and regular cast member before segueing to producing career behind the camera as a writer, director and producer, and rising to become the series’ showrunner from 2007-2011. His U.S. credits also include “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” “Constantine” and “The Last Ship.” In addition to KRYPTON, he has numerous projects in development, including “Loveless,” with studio Warner Horizon and producer David S. Goyer.
David S. Goyer
Executive Producer, “Krypton”
David S. Goyer is a writer, director, and producer for film and television. He is best known for co-writing the “Dark Knight” Trilogy, writing “Man of Steel,” and co-creating television show “Constantine.” Additionally, Goyer is also the writer of “Call of Duty: Black Ops” and is working with xLab on a “Star Wars” VR project. Most recently, Goyer executive produced the Sundance hit “The Birth of a Nation,” which won both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the festival and which Fox Searchlight released in 2016. Upcoming, he will produce the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” for New Line, and is currently co-writing James Cameron’s remake of “Fantastic Voyage.”