You guys, the heroes at the center of SYFY’s Krypton aren’t just dealing with issues like a monster trying to destroy their world. They’re also teens, and being a teen is hard.
Or at least it is according to a behind the scenes video that cutely gets named “Generation K.” Being a teenager in the city of Kandor is more complicated than here on Earth. Much more complicated.
“They’re all quite young and trying to figure out what their code of ethics and morals are,” says Georgina Campbell, who plays military leader Lyta-Zod.
Wallis Day, who plays the manipulative (but arguably well intentioned) Nyssa-Vex agrees.
“When you’re going through your teenage years,” Day says, “You don’t really know who you are, and are trying to find for something to resonate with.”
We’ll take a little pause here to note: these guys are supposed to be teenagers on this show? What now? I guess that jibes with the show’s unwritten inspiration Game of Thrones, where the main characters are super young in the books, but aged up significantly on screen.
It also makes sense with the timeline and the roughness of the world of Krypton. But at the same time, even The CW probably watches Krypton and is like, “those dudes are old.” Nothing against the actors, who are all in the early twenties and gorgeous, mind you. But the freedom with which they travel the planet, the antics they get mixed up in… Nothing really screams “teenagers.”
Anyway, Cameron Cuffe, who plays Superman’s grandfather Seg-El has some things to say about his character. And Shaun Sipos, who plays the time-traveling Adam Strange notes that it’s great the show has a lot of diversity.
But unless the next episode shows someone — anyone — getting a pimple, we riot.
Here’s the official description of the series from SYFY:
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
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