The first full trailer has dropped for the SyFy series Krypton, which will focus on the titular planet about 200 years before one of its few survivors becomes the hero known as Superman.
The show focuses on Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El (played by Cameron Cuffe), who is from the once great, now disgraced House of El. In the trailer, his voice-over explains that their family is famous for overthrowing tyrants, and indeed, the plot of the show will focus on him attempting to bring change to the social status of Krypton, with apparently a lot of focus on the planet’s religious caste.
The trailer, however, focuses more on a different aspect of the show: a man (unidentified here, but apparently Adam Strange from other materials) has come back in time to warn Seg-El about a different time traveler, who wants to ruin Krypton and prevent Seg-El’s heroic descendant from ever arriving on Earth. The official synopsis adds that Seg-El may have to choose whether to save his planet or allow young Kal-El to go to Earth to be a hero.
Other arcs from the show will apparently include Seg-El’s secret romance with a woman from the rival House of Zod (as in the famous general), and Brainiac showing up as one of the main villains. (Perhaps the one that Adam has come to warn him about?)
It is unclear if this show is supposed to be set in the DC Extended Universe, especially since one of its creators, David S. Goyer, worked on Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He is also currently working on writing the Green Lantern Corps movie, tentatively set for release in 2020. If so, it will the franchise’s first TV series.