It started with the question: “What if Superman never existed?” SyFy series Krypton answers that very question.
Set 200 years before the potential birth of the Man of Steel, Krypton follows Kal-El’s grandfather, Seg-El as he fights to redeem the House of El’s reputation. Along the way, Seg encounters roadblocks that ultimately could endanger his future grandson’s existence.
However, Seg isn’t alone in his fight. He is joined by Kem, Nyssa-Vex, Lyta-Zod, Adam Strange, and his grandfather, Val-El. The Krypton they all know will change beyond anything they’ve encountered before. So will the life of Seg’s future grandson and the House of El’s sole survivor, Kal-El.
What makes the show a great watch is that it throws everything you know about Superman out the window. It leaves you guessing well into the next week’s episode.
Krypton Season 1 was full of surprises. From Zod being Seg’s son to the patriarch of the House of El getting sucked into The Phantom Zone, the one thing that stands out is the love triangle that festered over the course of the season.