By: Adam Basciano
About a year ago, it was revealed that Syfy was developing a Superman prequel television series set on, and titled “Krypton.” We’ve heard virtually nothing since. Fear not, the series hasn’t fallen into the television’s equivalent of the phantom zone, in fact, it’s still in development and according to executive producer David Goyer, will be set in the DC Extended Universe, albeit with a twist; “It takes place 200 years before Man of Steel. We’re treating Krypton like it’s a historical piece. We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like.” While the show hasn’t received an official green light, Goyer is hopeful we’ll hear something soon. In regards to how a television show budget will be able to keep up with the visual effects we saw for Krypton in Man of Steel; “In terms of production value, you have to pick your moments. It will definitely, should we make the show there will definitely be some big moments. It won’t be wall to wall visual effects every single moment, spectacle, in the way that the film will be, but we’ll also be digging into the characters and the culture a lot more.” As far as I’m concerned, Syfy simply must pick this up and take this show to series, espescially since recently they cancelled Dominion and Defiance. Should this show go to series, it will be the only DC Entertainment television series connected to the film universe.
Meanwhile, having just recently cast the Pink Ranger, the Power Rangers reboot has continued to fill out the cast by adding the Red Ranger and the Black Ranger. “Actor Dacre Montgomery, will play Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger, aka the leader of the group of teenage heroes. Like his original television counterpart, he will channel the Tyrannosaurus Rex dinozord power. Meanwhile, the Black Ranger, aka Zack Taylor will be played by Ludi Lin. The three actors cast as Power Rangers thus far have all been unknown. I suspect the trend will continue when casting the Yellow and Blue Ranger respectively. However, it’s likely that the casting of the teams founder Zordon, and the main villain whoever that may be, will be filled out by bigger names. The film will go into production early in 2016, for a release in 2017.
(Sources: Collider, Power Rangers Instagram)