Syfy has renewed Krypton for a second season. The show’s first season was Syfy’s most viewed show by total viewers since 2014, so it seems like it was a sure thing for renewal. Krypton averages 1.8 million in total viewers.
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s planet Krypton, the drama follows the Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), grandfather of Superman, as a young man faced with the choice of saving his home planet or letting it be destroyed to restore the fate of his future grandson. David S. Goyer and Cameron Welsh executive produce, with Welsh serving as showrunner. The show is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Along with Cameron Cuffe; Krypton also features a cast including Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Elliot Cowan as Daron-Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Jayna-Zod, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, Blake Ritson as Brainiac/Voice of Rao, Ian McElhinney as Val-El and Colin Salmon as General Zod.
The DC comics drama continues its run on Syfy along with shows including Happy, The Magicians, 12 Monkeys (On its final season), Channel Zero, Deadly Class and Nightflyers (premiering soon). Syfy recently cancelled The Expanse, which was regarded as one of the networks better series. The Expanse is rumoured to be picked up for a fourth season by Amazon.
Season two of Krypton is expected to return in 2019 on Syfy.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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