Krypton may be set on Superman’s doomed home world, but the Syfy series definitely intends to go planet-hopping in Season 1.
During the freshman show’s WonderCon panel in Anaheim, showrunner Cameron Welsh confirmed that “we will go to present-day Earth in this season, and see where Adam [Strange] came from – from Detroit.” No word yet on whether that means we’ll also see some iteration of Superman when we visit Earth (if we do, it sounds like he won’t be played by Supergirl’s Tyler Hoechlin, since Welsh nixed any potential crossovers with The CW’s DC shows) but Welsh also teased that the show hopes to visit Hawkman’s home of Thanagar, and Adam Strange’s adopted planet Rann as the series progresses.
Star Cameron Cuffe (who plays our hero, Seg-El, aka Superman’s grandfather), said that they view the show as “Flashpoint meets Guardians of the Galaxy, that’s what we’re making, that’s what we’re inspired by.”
Eagle-eyed fans should also keep an eye out for references to Kryptonian gods Flamebird and Nightwing, Welsh teased: “There’s a little Flamebird easter egg that we’ll first get to around episode 8… I don’t want to give anything away, but watch this space.”
Welsh also noted that as a society, Krypton has evolved past any hangups about gender, race or sexuality – and it sounds like Adam Strange will be a particularly… adventurous character as the season progresses, with the panelists implying that we might see proof of his sexual preferences in an upcoming scene. “I don’t think Adam’s going to live his life with one hand tied behind his back,” star Shaun Sipos hinted of his character.
A fan asked whether there’s any hope of seeing the Green Lantern Corps on the show at some point, and Welsh conceded “that’s something that would be a natural fit for us.” But before you get too excited, Dan Evans, DC Entertainment’s vice president of creative affairs, hinted that we might see the heroic Omega Men (which counts Green Lantern Kyle Rayner as a member) before we get to the Green Lanterns.
“DC isn’t just Earth, it isn’t just Metropolis or Gotham… the DC universe is huge, it’s multiple universes,” he said, promising that the show will “open the door” to other parts of the cosmic DC universe, allowing them to introduce, “characters that you may not see in other shows that will fit comfortably here… And maybe some different versions of characters you’re used to.”
Krypton airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Syfy in the US.