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Syfy Renews Krypton for a Second Season

As the David Goyer-produced prequel series gears up for its forthcoming finale, Syfy reveals that the drama will see a sophomore season. Krypton is a Superman prequel set two generations before the Man of Steel’s home world explodes. The series follows Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, as he and his allies race to ensure their home has a chance of survival amid the coming threat that Braniac poses.

Thus far, Krypton has been a win for the network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show nets 1.8 million viewers on average “with three days of DVR.” This news hits in the days following Syfy’s cancellation of The Expanse, a space-opera that’s run three seasons and may receive a pick up from Amazon for its Prime service.

Cameron Cuffe's Seg-El and Georgina Campbell's Lyta-Zod Courtesy of Syfy

Cameron Cuffe’s Seg-El and Georgina Campbell’s Lyta-Zod Courtesy of Syfy

Presently, there’s no word on when Krypton will return for its sophomore effort; however, 2019 is a fair guess.

“Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray, Seg-El encounters Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) who warns he’s under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos. Fighting to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.”

 Krypton’s season finale airs this Wednesday at 10pm EST on Syfy.

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