In 2014, it was reported that David S. Goyer was developing a prequel TV series titled “Krypton,” which will be set approximately 200 years before the time period of the “Man of Steel” film, and follow Superman’s grandfather, Seyg-El (whose House of El was ostracized and shamed), as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
The Syfy network would eventually pick up the project from Goyer, giving it a pilot order earlier this year, with Damian Kindler serving as showrunner, Goyer co-executive producer, and Colm McCarthy directing.
The project is currently casting.
Announced today, British actress Georgina Campbell has landed the female lead in the potential series, playing Lyta Zod, daughter of General Alura Zoda, and a member of Krypton’s military who is described as a reluctant warrior, who is also having a clandestine, forbidden romance with Seyg-El (the series lead male role, who has not been cast yet).
This could be a casting coup for the 24-year-old Georgina Campbell, marking her first role in an American TV series, should the pilot be ordered to series. Although she will appear in the upcoming feature film, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” directed by Guy Ritchie, up until now, she’s worked primarily in the UK (film and TV), and is best known for her roles in “One Night” and “Murdered by My Boyfriend.” Her performance in the latter won her the British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Actress in 2015. She was born to a Black British father and White British mother.
The pilot for “Krypton” will be filmed in Serbia.
Deadline was first to report the news of Campbell’s casting.
Below, watch Campbell receive the BAFTA award for Best Actress last year.