A famous villain of Superman will be making their debut in ‘Krypton‘. Black Ritson has been cast as Braniac in the upcoming Superman-prequel series based on the planet of the same name.
Blake Ritson, known for his role in the TV show Da Vinci’s Demons, has been cast as a series regular. ‘Ray Donovan’ star Paula Malcomson has also been cast in the show but for a pivotal guest-starring role as Charys.
Their characters are described to be pretty important, check out what their roles specifically in tale below.
- Ritson will play Brainiac. A parasitic, hyper-advanced alien android of immense intelligence, Brainiac is one of Superman’s oldest and most dangerous foes.
- Malcomson will play Charys, the matriarch of House El. Charys helps her son Seg navigate the treacherous pitfalls of Kandor City, their Kryptonian home embattled with oppression and revolt. The role has been recast after the pilot.
The character Charys was recast after the pilot, one could assume due to scheduling conflicts so Malcomson will now fill that void. The description for Braniac is very close to the comics, so there isn’t much new to grasp on. It will be very interesting how the show will introduce him as the villain, especially when this is years before Superman’s birth. The show’s producers talked before about the use of time travel so it makes you wonder if that will play a pivotal role in Braniac’s appearance.
Krypton will premiere sometime in 2018.
Krypton – 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.