Syfy is introducing a new original series called Krypton. Krypton is an origin story of an origin story of Superman. Basically, we’re about to learn how the people who birthed the people who birthed Superman came to be.

The official series description reads, “years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.”

The Warner Horizon TV and DC Entertainment show, is being developed by Once Upon a Time’s Ian Goldberg along with Constantine’s David Goyer, who also helped bring us Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, DaVinci’s Demons, and Batman v. Superman.

What makes Krypton stand out from the myriad of other DC Comics origin stories already on TV, like Fox’s Gotham, the CW’s Arrow and The Flash, and Constantine on NBC, is the fact that it is the first to go all the way back to telling the story of a popular character’s grandfather.
CBS already has an upcoming show focusing on a Superman relation with Supergirl, which is in the process of casting its leading lady and comes from Arrow and The Flash’s Greg Berlanti.