Syfy’s upcoming prequel series Krypton is set to explore the political and social troubles of Superman’s home planet two generations before it was destroyed, with the show following Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Kal-El’s grandfather. It’s going to make the most out of having the cosmic side of the DC universe at its disposal, too, as it’s bringing in a few familiar faces. Previously, Shaun Sipos was cast as space-based hero Adam Strange, while another interesting character we were told to expect was Brainiac, a major foe of the Man of Steel’s in the comics.
Now, Deadline is reporting that Krypton has found someone to play the villain: Blake Ritson, most known for his role on Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons. The site describes Krypton‘s version of Brainiac as “a parasitic, hyper-advanced alien android of immense intelligence.” This should definitely please comic book fans, as it sounds like the series will hue very close to the classic portrayal of the character. The big question is, though: will Ritson go green and bald for the role, as per the villain’s usual look? Time will tell.
Elsewhere, Ray Donovan‘s Paula Malcolmson has also joined the cast in the “pivotal guest-starring role” as Charyl-El, who Deadline describes as “the matriarch of House El. Charys helps her son Seg navigate the treacherous pitfalls of Kandor City, their Kryptonian home embattled with oppression and revolt.” It’s worth noting that Brainiac destroys Kandor City in the comics, so it’s likely we’ll see this event play out here.
Krypton also stars Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod, Ian McElhinney as Val-El, Elliot Cowan as Daron Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Primus Alura Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa Vex and Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em. Other DC players said to appear include Doomsday and Hawkgirl.
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