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WonderCon: Krypton cast, showrunner discuss what's in store for Superman's grandfather while teasing Doomsday debut

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Mar 24, 2018

With SYFY's new series Krypton now up, up, and away, the show's cast discussed at a WonderCon panel on Saturday what it was like making the series, and what fans can expect going forward.

Krypton, which premiered on March 21, follows Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El  — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his world from chaos. Panelist Cameron Cuffe, who plays Seg-El, told attendees that being given that iconic red cape with the yellow "S" on the back was a huge moment for him.

“When I was handed the cape I was shaking," he admitted. "It felt like the passing of the torch.” Cuffe added that Seg’s character isn't simply a carbon copy of his legendarily heroic grandson. “He doesn’t start as a symbol of hope,” he told the room.

When asked if Seg-El will ever experience the powers of Superman in the show, Cuffe simply replied: “Wouldn’t that be cool?” (Yes it would, Cameron. Yes it would.) Cuffed also confirmed that Doomsday would be on the show. The classic DC villain who once killed Superman made his last live-action appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

As for whether viewers can expect to see other familiar faces via future crossover episodes, showrunner Cameron Welsh (Constantine) did point out: “We think the Green Lantern Corps would be a perfect fit for our show.” Welsh also noted that one of the show's main characters, Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos), a human who finds himself stranded on Krypton as an unlikely mentor to Seg-El, "has connections to Rann and Thanagar which we want to explore.”

So does this mean that we could be making trips to Hawkman's home of Thanagar and Adam Strange's adopted planet Rann as the series progresses? It certainly sounds like. After all, Welsh did confirm that the show "will go to present-day Earth in this season," according to IGN.

Krypton airs every Wednesday night at 10/9c on SYFY.