Cameron Cuffe Joins Syfy’s Krypton as Superman’s Grandfather

Cameron Cuffe will play Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, on Syfy’s Krypton series

Syfy has set the lead for their upcoming Krypton series, the Superman prequel show set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. Newcomer Cameron Cuffe, who was recently seen on the big screen in Florence Foster Jenkins, will play Seg-El, Superman’s grandfather.

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The Krypton series will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The Seg-El name is both a nod to Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and a reference to John Byrne’s 1980s miniseries, “The World of Krypton.”

Cameron Cuffe joins a Krypton cast that also includes Georgina Campbell (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) as Lyta Zod, part of Krypton’s military caste and daughter of General Alura Zod. Seg-El and Lyta Zod are in the midst of a secret, forbidden relationship.

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Krypton will be executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeThe Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will serve as executive producer/showrunner; Colm McCarthy (She Who Brings GiftsPeaky Blinders) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a TimeTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Krypton will be produced by Warner Horizon Television and is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC Comics.

What do you think of Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El? Are you going to tune in for Krypton when it premieres? Let us know in the comments below!