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Colm McCarthy, David S. Goyer working on 'Krypton' Superman prequel pilot for Syfy

By Karen Butler
Colm McCarthy, David S. Goyer working on 'Krypton' Superman prequel pilot for Syfy
Henry Cavill arrives on the red carpet at the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" New York premiere on March 20, 2016. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Peaky Blinders and Sherlock director Colm McCarthy is set to helm and co-executive produce the Superman prequel pilot Krypton, Syfy announced.

The first episode of the potential series is set two generations before the destruction of the Man of Steel's home planet, the cable network said in a press release.

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"It will follow 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."

The pilot is being executive produced by David S. Goyer whose credits include Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Dark Knight trilogy. Goyer also wrote the Krypton pilot screenplay with Ian Goldberg.

Damian Kindler, who has worked on Sleepy Hollow, will serve as executive producer/showrunner.

No casting has been announced yet.

"Krypton is one of the most iconic stories in the comic-book universe," Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president of scripted content for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a statement Monday. "In the talented hands of David S. Goyer and the DC Entertainment/Warner Horizon Television team, this exciting Syfy project will take viewers back to Superman's home to show how the timeless legend began."

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