The show is set two generations before the destruction of the Man of Steel’s home planet and will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El is at this point ostracised and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honour and save his home planet.
Campbell will play Lyta Zod, part of Krypton’s military caste and daughter of General Alura Zod. She is a cadet who’s having a forbidden romance with a character called Seg-El.
Krypton is being executive produced by David S Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight trilogy) with Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) as executive producer/showrunner. The pilot is written by David S Goyer & Ian Goldberg (Once Upon A Time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).