I’m going to be honest, here: I watch stuff like the Krypton trailer, and I think to myself Why the heck didn’t they just all move?
I mean, this isn’t necessarily bad:
Syfy today announced it has greenlit a pilot for Krypton, the Superman prequel series set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. Krypton 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.
…but I don’t know if anybody was actually looking for something like this, ahead of time. Certainly it never occurred to me until I saw the article. Which may be a selling point for originality, although I suppose that Gotham is demonstrating that you can get eyeballs for prequels like this. (more…)