How many episodes are in Krypton?
Syfy TV series Krypton will be starting on Channel 4’s E4 tonight (Sunday, August 19) at 9pm.
There are a total of 10 episodes in Krypton which will be airing on a weekly basis.
Season one of Krypton has already aired on American channel Syfy and concluded transmission in May, so British fans are behind fans on the other side of the Pond.
What is Krypton about?
Krypton is set two generations before the birth of Superman and the destruction of the title planet.
The show sees the Man of Steel’s grandfather Seg-El (played by Cameron Cuffe) taking centre-stage.
Seg-El will find his entire world changing after he’s confronted by a man called Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos), who claims to be from the future, and warns that the evil Brainiac (Blake Ritson) is trying to change the course of history and stop Superman from ever having existed.
Thus unfolds a race against time to stop Brainiac in his evil ambitions which could see Superman wiped from existence and the fate of Krypton changed forever.
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Cuffe explained what set Krypton apart from other TV comic book adaptations given the plethora of DC Comics’ heroes already on the box.
“The cool thing is that superheroes as a genre has been around for a few years now and it’s getting to the point now where we can start taking risks and making a different kind of show that people don’t expect,” the Halcyon star said.
Cuffe went on to say: “For us, that means that we don’t really have any heroes or villains on the show. The world of the show exists very much in shades of grey. Ideals of good and evil are purely a matter of perspective.
“It’s also a show that very much explores consequence, so a lot of superhero shows will defeat the villain of the week in the 45 minutes of the show and then they’ll all go back to the base and start again next week. That’s not the kind of show we’re making.
“When our heroes lose a battle, they have to deal with the ramifications of losing a battle. Even if they win, there will be a cost. Every episode there is a massive status quo change.”
Cuffe revealed that he had undertaken rigorous training for the role of Seg-El which included boxing and Mixed Martial Arts.
“I did most of my own stunts and of course that can result in a few scrapes and bruises, nothing too serious, thank goodness. It just sort of coms with the job,” he admitted.
The star added: “You’re playing the blood relative of the world’s great superhero, you have to look the part.”
Krypton has already been a big hit with audiences and Syfy has given the show the go-ahead for season two.
The pilot was filmed in Serbia while the most of the series was shot at the brand new Belfast Harbour Studios, which is where work on season two is taking place at the moment.
Who stars in Krypton?
Krypton has a stellar cast of mainly British actors led by Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El.
BAFTA winner and star of Black Mirror Georgina Campbell takes on the part of Lyta-Zod.
The role of villain Brainiac will be portrayed by Blake Ritson from Da Vinci’s Demons.
Other cast members include Game of Thrones and Derry Girls’ star Ian McElhinney as Val-El, Ann Ogbomo as Jayna-Zod, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em and Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex.
Krypton starts on E4 tonight at 9pm