Syfy’s DC-based series KRYPTON has added six series regular castmembers including Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, and Aaron Pierre. They join previously cast Cameron Cuffe and Georgina Campbell.
The series is a prequel to to Superman, set two generations before the planet Krypton was destroyed. It follows Superman/Kal-El’s grandfather, Seg-El, as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. McElhinney plays Val-El, the grandfather of Seg-El, a genius who believes exploration is a form of self-defense, to warn the Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat. Cowan has been cast as the Chief Magistrate of Kandor, Daron Vex. Ogbomo will play Primus Alura Zod, an extremely tough and demanding training officer of Krypton’s military guild. Hardiker is set as the brilliant engineer Kem, who is also Seg-El’s best friend. Day will play Daron Vex’s daughter Nyssa, a junior magistrate. Pierre has been cast as cadet Dev-Em under the command of Primus Alura Zod.
The series is created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster with David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler executive producing. Colm McCarthy is a co-executive producer and is directing the pilot from Goyer and Ian Goldberg’s script. Phantom Four is producing in association with Warner Horizon Television.
McElhinney is best recognizable for his work on Game of Thrones as Barristan Selmy, a former knight of the Kingsguard and more recent advisor to Danaerys Targaryen. He also appeared in two seasons of The Fall. He is repped by Shepherd Management.
Cowan appears in the upcoming series Innocent from ITV and previously worked with Goyer on Da Vinci’s Demons. He is repped by Independent Talent Group.
Krypton will be Ogbomo’s first US series role, and previously appeared in Bouquet of Barbed Wire and on the big screen in World War Z and Honeytrap. She is repped by Waring and McKenna.