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Krypton series casts Game of Thrones alum Hannah Waddingham

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Jan 24, 2018, 4:27 PM EST

What's the opposite of shame in Westeros? How about a buzzworthy new role in outer space. Memorable Game of Thrones actress Hannah Waddingham is joining the cast of Krpyton, SYFY WIRE has confirmed.

Waddingham is best known for her role as Septa Unella, a nun-like religious figure on HBO's fantasy series. As a devoted follower of the zealous High Sparrow, Unella was the person who made a naked Cersei walk through the streets of King's Landing while Unella rang and bell and called out "Shame!" as atonement for the queen mother's sins at the end of Season 5. 


In SYFY's Krytpon, the actress will play Jax-Ur, one of the planet's former top scientists who wants to enact radical change in her society. To do this, Ur leads the terrorist organization known as Black Zero. The character was originally created as a man by Otto Binder and George Papp, and has been played by male actors in shows like Smallville (Marc McClure) and movies like Man of Steel (Mackenzie Gray). This will mark the first time that the rebellious scientist will be played by a woman. 

Krypton takes place 200 years before the birth of Superman, focusing on Kal-El's grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe). The show premieres on SYFY on March 21.