What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El, the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a young man who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position. He must redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange. From Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is based on DC characters.

The screening will be followed by an extended Q&A with the creators and talent attending.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.


Colm McCarthy

Ciaran Donnelly




Showrunner: Cameron Welsh
Directors: Colm McCarthy, Ciaran Donnelly
Executive Producer: David S. Goyer, Cameron Welsh
Producer: David Paul Francis
Screenwriter: Ian Goldberg, David S. Goyer, Cameron Welsh, Damian Kindler
Cinematographer: Christopher Baffa
Editor: Steve Haugen, Joel Griffin, Scott Gamzon
Production Designer: Ondrej Nekvasil
Sound Designer: Aaron Glascock
Music: Pinar Toprak
Principal Cast: Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Aaron Pierre, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Blake Ritson, Ian McElhinney, Shaun Sipos
Additional Credits: Co-executive producer: Howard Grigsby, Co-executive producer: Doris Egan, Co-executive producer: Ciaran Donnelly, Co-executive producer: Colm McCarthy, Supervising producer: Luke Kalteux, Casting directors: Priscilla John, Casting directors: Carla Stronge, Costume Designer: Bojana Nikitovic


Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Public Film Contact
Mozhgan Setoodeh
Publicity Contact
Pam Beer
Sales Agent
Jeff Tobler
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Sci-Fi
Screening Section: Episodic
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Runtime: 90:00 mins