Six more actors have been announced for Syfy’s pilot for Krypton, the Superman prequel, including Game Of Thrones star Ian McElhinney (Ser Barristan Selmy) and Da Vinci’s Demons, Aladdin and Beowulf star Elliot Cowan.
The others are Ann Ogbomo (World War Z), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), Wallis Day (The Royals) and Aaron Pierre (Tennison). They join the already announced series leads, Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El and Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod.
McElhinney (an MCM Comic Con regular, left) will play Val-El, grandfather of Seg-El – a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self-defense, and who has tried, without success, to warn the Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat.
Hardiker is Kem, is a brilliant engineer as well as Seg-El’s best friend and partner in an underground tech-repair business.
Day will play Nyssa Vex, a junior magistrate and the daughter of Daron Vex. (We make that cult TV’s third Nyssa now after the ones in Doctor Who and Arrow… there’e be enough for a five-a-side football team soon).
Pierre is Dev-Em, a cadet under the command of Primus Alura Zod.
The Krypton pilot is being developed by David S Goyer (the Dark Knight trilogy, Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Da Vinci’s Demons) and Damian Kindler (Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis) for Syfy.