(Relaxnews) – The new FOX series “Gotham” seems to have inspired producers at Warner. According to Bleedingcool.com, the studio is developing a Superman series titled “Krypton.”
After watching Batman’s origin story unfold on FOX’s “Gotham,” superhero fans may soon get a show on Superman’s early years. Judging by its title, “Krypton” will likely be set on the DC character’s home planet.
Born Kal-El, the infant who would become Superman was sent to Earth by his father, a brilliant scientist, to save him from the destruction of the planet Krypton. This chapter of the superhero’s biography made an appearance in “Man of Steel,” the first film in the latest reboot trilogy.
In fact, “Man of Steel” screenwriter David S. Goyer is involved in creating the new series, Bleedingcool.com reports. Goyer also penned the script for the next installment in the trilogy, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which is due to open in 2016.
The adventures of Superman have inspired several TV adaptations over the years, including the popular “Lois & Clark” in the 1990s and the more recent “Smallville.” Aired on the CW from 2001 to 2011, the latter series revisited the superhero’s childhood on Earth.
“Krypton” has yet to be confirmed by official sources, but Bleedingcool.com has a solid track record when it comes to superhero-themed TV adaptations. The website was the first to break the news that Fox was preparing an X-Men series and that Warner was developing a new show starring Supergirl.