Syfy's Krypton Will Feature Time Travel

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Prequel series that show how our favorite characters get to the point that we recognize have always been popular, with comic book ones like the currently airing Gotham being an example of that.

One of the most successful is easily Smallville, which ran for 10 seasons, and you may have thought that was as far back as we'd be getting for a Superman prequel series, but Syfy is trying to go back even further with Krypton.

While this seemed pretty simple on the surface, it has now been revealed that the series will actually feature time travel.

Krypton is being developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler for Syfy for release sometime in 2018.

The series is set on Krypton itself and will follow the story of Kal-El's grandfather Seg-El.

We've always seen plenty involving Jor-El, but going back to his grandfather is an interesting take, especially with him being in a forbidden relationship with an ancestor of Zod as well.

Based on what we've known before, the premise seemed simple enough as a story being told on Krypton way in the past. However, many were concerned that it would not tie enough into the Superman mythos.

San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend brought us some interesting information that seemed almost like the Gotham approach with news that we'd be seeing the likes of Doomsday, Brainiac, Hawkgirl, and Adam Strange in the series, but we weren't sure how that would work out timeline wise.

An interview with Kindler with added onto those reveals by stating that the show will actually feature time travel.

"There is time travel involved and there is a conspiracy to ensure that Superman is never born. It's a big swing because we really wanted to change people's preconceptions about what Krypton is and its fate. Because otherwise I can totally understand the feeling of, 'well if it blows up, why do I care?' We're going to turn that on its head immediately."

This is major news, as the series is not just simply a prequel, but ties directly into Superman as well, adding an entire layer on top of what we already knew.

This definitely adds a lot more potential to the series as a whole and it will be interesting to see how they handle it.

Krypton will premiere on Syfy sometime in 2018.

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