Tripped and After Hours actress Georgina Campbell has landed the lead female role on Krypton, Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel it has been announced.
The show, which is currently only at the pilot stage, follows Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, and sees a turbulent time for the House of El. The once great family has been ostracised and shamed (for some yet to be disclosed reason). Seg is fighting to restore the family’s honour, bring hope and equality to Krypton, and save his world from chaos and destruction.
Georgina will play Lyta Zod, a cadet in the Kryptonian military caste, and daughter of Alura Zod, a military general. She’s described as a ‘reluctant warrior’, who is currently in a secret, forbidden relationship with the disgraced Seg-El.
This is Georgina’s first major US role, but she’s no stranger to British TV, having appeared in Tripped, After Hours, Flowers, and Murdered by My Boyfriend, for which she won a Bafta. She is currently working on Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Eric Bana.
Georgina is the first actor to book a role on the show, with Seg-El still be cast. The other main lead to be cast is Val-El, Seg’s grandfather, an explorer who cheated death by living in ‘The Phantom Zone’.
The show is being written David S. Goyer, the scribe of Constantine, Blade, Da Vinci’s Demons and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. and Ian B. Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Terminator: TSCC). Damian Kindler (Sanctuary, Sleepy Hollow, Stargate SG-1) will serve as showrunner.
As Krypton is only a pilot, there’s obviously no air date information at this stage, but we will keep you updated when we know more!