KRYPTON Could Be The First DC TV Show Connected To The Movies
Warner Bros' approach to their DC properties have left some scratching their heads - they have had great success with characters on TV but willl not be using those versions of the characters in their movies. The two worlds are kept at arm's length, which means we're never going to get the popular TV version of Green Arrow standing next to Ben Affleck's Batman. For fans that's kind of a bummer.
One show could end up actually being in the movie universe, though... even if it is set 200 years before the present day. That show is Krypton, a still-in-development series at SyFy that would be set on Superman's home world two centuries before it exploded. But what makes the show interesting is that it's the same Krypton we saw in Man of Steel, making the series technically an official tie-in. Says David Goyer:
Part of the fun of doing Man of Steel — and I was so insistent on setting that opening on Krypton and really seeing it, was pulling back the curtain. The first draft, the first forty pages were on Krypton, so we compressed that all down to fifteen minutes and there were a lot of ideas that I wanted to use in the film that didn’t ultimately make it into the film.
Being set in the distant past of a planet that blew up means Krypton will have zero impact on the DC Movieverse, but at least it's something. And of course Agents of SHIELD proves that just because a TV show is tied into a movie universe it doesn't mean the TV show is going to work, so Krypton's success is separate from the films.
The series will follow the early days of the House of El as Superman's ancestor's struggle to bring justice and decency to a planet full of flying dildos and codexes.