Premiere date: March 21
Reason to be excited: "Someone from the future is coming to destroy Krypton, because where I'm from, your grandson becomes the greatest hero of the universe." That's the premise for this Superman prequel-prequel series, developed by sci-fi heavyweight David S. Goyer and set about 200 years BS. (Before Superman). Cameron Cuffe stars as the Man of Steel's grandfather, Seg-El, who fights to protect the distant planet, while Blake Ritson plays Brainiac, the hostile baddie in question, who looks like he may or may not moonlight as a spokesperson for a new brand of rotten Swiss cheese. (Look!) The show won't be part of DC's cinematic universe, but maybe that's a good thing.