The Man of Steel's world is about to expand in some major ways. Not only will Tyler Hoechlin soon step into the iconic role of Clark Kent a.k.a Superman when Kal-El debuts on The CW's Supergirl, but Syfy also has a Superman prequel project in development as well. Titled, Krypton, the pilot will follow the exploits of Superman's grandfather in the days prior to the titular planet's destruction, and it now seems that Syfy has finally found the perfect actor for that part: Cameron Cuffe.
After a laborious search, we now know that British actor Cameron Cuffe will soon step into the lead role of Seg-El. Although very few details have come forward regarding the exact nature of the Krypton pilot, according to TVLine. we do know that it will very much feel like Game of Thrones set within the DC mythos. The upcoming pilot will center on Seg-El as he struggles to redeem the falsely shamed name of the House of El, and fights to save his dying planet.
If Cameron Cuffe's name does not immediately sound familiar to you, then don't worry; you're not alone. Although he's no stranger to the stage, Cuffe is the quintessential new kid on the silver screen block. In fact, his first major screen role came this past year with the role of Gino in the historical romance Florence Foster Jenkins. He's incredibly untested in this sort of part, but that has us excited because it means that he can essentially take the Superman mythos in any number of different directions.
That being said, Cameron Cuffe isn't the only actor who has been cast for the upcoming Krypton pilot. In addition to Superman's grandfather, the pilot has also cast Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod -- presumably an ancestor of the villainous General Zod. Although Superman and General Zod are generally depicted as enemies on most forms of media, the House of El and the House of Zod have long maintained strong connections to one another. It's very possible that Lyta could take on a villainous role in the upcoming pilot, but it's also just as likely that she could represent an ally or love interest to Seg-El as well. We will have to wait and see.
Although we still know very little about the project, Krypton has slowly but surely become one of the most interesting upcoming pilots. The history of Superman's home planet is relatively unexplored for mainstream audiences, and as such there's ample opportunity for Syfy to do something entirely new with the mythos. If FOX could reinvent Batman's origin with Gotham, then Krypton could most certainly do the same.
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