Superman prequel series to be produced in Belfast

Superman
Superman

The first production of Superman prequel series KRYPTON is to be housed in the new Belfast Harbour Studios.

According to NI Screen KRYPTON which has been described as "a one-hour series from Phantom Four in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television for the SYFY channel, will commence pre-production in Belfast this month with a shoot date of late summer".

According to the post the production is "set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet" and "follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honour and save his beloved world from chaos".

Plans for the new purpose built studios were unveiled to the global screen industry at Cannes just over a year ago.

Richard Williams, CEO, Northern Ireland Screen, said: “We are delighted to welcome Warner Horizon to Northern Ireland. Securing KRYPTON is a real coup for us and establishes our position as a world-class filming location with a local and highly skilled crew-base with vast experience. The construction of the new studios by Belfast Harbour has added tremendous value to our overall proposition.”

David Dobbin, Chairman of Belfast Harbour said: “Welcoming our first tenant to Belfast Harbour Studios is very exciting for us. Working with Northern Ireland Screen and hosting visits from many production companies has shown there is a need for a facility like this. Supporting the regional economy is one of our strategic goals and enhancing Northern Ireland’s media offering is very much part of this. We look forward to working with Warner Horizon and further enhancing Northern Ireland’s reputation in the film industry.”

The space where it will be filmed

The space where it will be filmed

The new studios

The new studios