Syfy is developing David S. Goyer's original Superman story Krypton. The show takes place years before the Superman legend as we know it, though Krypton focuses on Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to the planet.

David S GoyerDavid S. Goyer [L] at the Man of Steel premiere

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time), will write the script as well as executive producing with Goyer himself. The original story was created by the pair. 

The drama is essentially a Superman take on Fox's DC Comics tale Gotham, which told the original story of Jim Gordon (who would become Commissioner Gordon), played by Ben McKenzie. Krypton also becomes the latest DC Comics inspired project to land at a cable network. We already know that TNT is developing a drama pilot named Titans about a group of superheroes-to-be. 

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Other DC heroes already plying their trade on the small-screen include Jim Gordon over at Fox, The Flash and Arrow at The CW and Constantine at NBC. 

Syfy is clearly looking to return to its Galactica sci-fi roots and now has the scripted originals Dominion, Ascension, 12 Monkeys, Olympus, Z Nation, The Expanse, Childhood's End, Hunters, Dark Matter and 3001: The Final Odyssey.

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Goyer has some pedigree on the small screen and Krypton will mark his third series on the air, following Constantine and Da Vinci's Demons over at Starz. On the big-screen, Goyer is currently writing the movie adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid video game, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts rumored to be the eventual director. 

We're not sure on a date for Krypton, though fall 2015 is probably a decent bet.