Superman Gets A “Krypton” Prequel Series?

“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham,” and the in-development “Supergirl” aren’t enough to have in production or on the air it would seem as Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly looking at yet another potential TV series based on a DC Comics property.

Bleeding Cool reports that the studio has hired “Man of Steel” screenwriter David Goyer to create “Krypton,” a series set on Superman’s home planet before it was destroyed. The site doesn’t offer any further details about what to expect or with whom such a program might air.

If true though, it sounds like the show would explore Kryptonian society including its politics, society and philosophy. At the same time there will be the potential of portents for Superman lore to come – Jor-El, Brainiac, Darkseid and the birth of Kal-El of course.

Goyer penned the script for last year’s “Man of Steel” film which portrayed a distinct vision of Krypton before its destruction. As it has been indicated that Warners & DC intend to keep their film and TV universes distinctly separate, how close to that vision Goyer might hew is hard to say.