ay Donovan’s Paula Malcomson and Da Vinci’s Demons’ Blake Ritson have joined the cast of Krypton, the upcoming DC Comics-based prequel series that centers on the life of Superman’s grandfather on his titular planet, in addition to the likes of Adam Strange and Hawkwoman.
According to Deadline, Ritson has been tapped to play the central villain of the series, longtime Superman foe Brainiac. Meanwhile, Malcomson will portray Charys, “the matriarch of House El.”
Adam Strange and Hawkwoman come to Krypton trying to stop the conspiracy and save Superman’s legacy,” Johns announced. “Doomsday will be in the show. Brainiac is long overdue to be on screen like that.”
Krypton will star Cameron Cuffe (Time After Time), Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Ann Ogbomo (World War Z), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), Wallis Day (Will), Aaron Pierre (Tennison) with Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones).
Syfy’s Krypton is set to premiere sometime early next year.