Syfy Announces Series Regulars for ‘Krypton’ Pilot

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Deadline reports, Syfy has already cast the series regulars for Krypton, the Superman prequel pilot. Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis DayAaron Pierre have joined the cast.

You can read the full scoop below about the pilot’s synopsis and the characters’ role:

Based on DC Comics characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. It follows 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.

McElhinney will play Val-El, grandfather of Seg-El. He is a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self-defense, and he has tried, without success, to warn the Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat. Cowan is Daron Vex, the Chief Magistrate of Kandor. His real business is defending Krypton’s established oligarchy against heretics and dissidents. Ogbomo will play Primus Alura Zod, Lyta Zod’s mother and a leader of Krypton’s military guild. She is an extremely tough and demanding training officer. Hardiker will portray the rankless Kem, is a brilliant engineer as well as Seg-El’s best friend and partner in an underground tech-repair business. Day will play Nyssa Vex, a junior magistrate and the daughter of Daron Vex. Pierre is Dev-Em, a cadet under the command of Primus Alura Zod.