Krypton Renewed For A Second Season
by Erik Amaya
Fans of Syfy’s Krypton will be thrilled to hear the series has been renewed for a second season.
According to TVLine, the series has averaged 810,000 total weekly viewers, making it “the most watched Syfy series.” A second season seems like a no-brainer in light of that metric. The network is also going deep with comic book based properties with a second season of Happy! on the way and an adaptation of Rick Remender’s Deadly Class due out next year.
Krypton tells the tale of Superman’s grandfather Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) some 200 years prior to the destruction of Krypton. While his family has been disgraced thanks to a religious movement in the capital city of Kandor, Seg learns from a time-lost Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) that Superman’s enemy Brainiac (Blake Ritson) has traveled through time to prevent Kal-El’s birth. Seg must deal with that crisis while also trying to restore the House of El to honor and prominence.
Originally developed by Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer as a prequel series to that film, Krypton emerged as its own universe; hearkening back to the planet’s various looks and histories across 80 years of comics, movies and television shows. After a rough start in its pilot, it found a voice and a passionate following.
Krypton‘s season finale airs Wednesday on Syfy.