Krypton TV series to film in Belfast Harbour Studios
ScreenDaily is reporting that Krypton, the SyFy Channel’s new TV series set on Superman’s home planet, will film at the brand-new Belfast Harbour Studios in Northern Ireland.
The series, which will be the first series filmed at the facility, is set approximately 200 years before the time period of the DCEU film Man of Steel film, and will follow Superman’s grandfather – whose House of El was ostracised and shamed – as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
Cameron Cuffe takes the lead, supported by Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre, and Irish actor Ian McElhinney.
Krypton is the brainchild of David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Damian Kindler (Stargate: SG1) and is being developed by Phantom Four in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television for the Syfy channel. Pre-production starts this month, with filming commencing in the late summer.
We are delighted to welcome Warner Horizon to Northern Ireland. Securing Krypton is a real coup for us and cements 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.
Richard Williams, CEO – Northern Ireland Screen
The £20m Belfast Harbour Studios consists of over 120,000 sq ft of studios, workshops and offices. It is located on an 8-acre site within the 340 acre Giants Park, just a few minutes’ drive from the city centre and George Best Belfast City Airport. The new studios incorporate high-performance acoustic fabric, high-level walkways and rigging gantries with power, lighting and internal environment options to suit the full spectrum of film production uses. It houses two new identical purpose-built sound stages, each 32,000 sq ft, capable of opening up for a combined use as one large space of 64,000 sq ft. The site includes two additional workshops of 11,000 sq ft each and 36,000 sq ft of purpose built production offices.