Following a three year stint as the villain on Starz’s “Da Vinci’s Demons,” actor Blake Ritson has been cast as the villain Brainiac in Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel series “Krypton”.
In the comics the character is a parasitic, hyper-advanced alien android of immense intelligence and one of Superman’s oldest and most dangerous enemies. It’s unclear if the show will use some of the comics continuity which paints him as a central figure responsible for the destruction of Krypton.
Also joining the cast is “Ray Donovan” actress Paula Malcomson as Charys who is described as the matriarch of House El who helps her son Seg navigate the treacherous pitfalls of Kandor City.
The pair join Cameron Cuffe as Kal-El’s grandfather Seg-El, Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod, Elliot Cowan as Daron-Vex, and Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange.
The story is set two generations before the destruction of Krypton at a time when the House of El was ostracized and shamed. Seg-El fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
David S. Goyer executive produces the series which will premiere next year.