Krypton SDCC teaser trailer introduces us to Superman's grandparents

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Lucas Siegel
Jul 20, 2017

The first official teaser trailer for Krypton, the new Superman prequel series coming to SYFY in 2018, has debuted! Shown at San Diego Comic-Con, the new trailer is quick but shows off quite a bit from the fabled doomed world that blew up, sending Kal-El to Earth.

The official synopsis for Krypton reads:

"Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Krypton premieres in 2018 on SYFY."

The series nod to Man of Steel, the 2013 film that kicked off the DCEU, is no mistake -- in the trailer, you can see that the "S" shield, the symbol of the House of El, is of the same design as seen in the films, as is that Kryptonian data key. While no one is saying it's explicitly set in the same universe, they're also not explicitly saying it is not set in that world, and little nods like this to the DCEU and other Superman tales should be expected.

The only dialogue in the trailer? "The blood of House El will always bind us together." Presumably, that's Superman's grandfather, the star of the series, Seg-El, narrating the lone line.

Krypton gets the SDCC spotlight Saturday at 1:15 p.m. PT, so look to SYFY WIRE then for more news about this next (first) chapter in the Superman mythos.