SYFY’s “Krypton” series is getting the ax, and the “Lobo” spinoff series seems to be dead in the water. “Krypton” is ending after two seasons on the network, and “Lobo” never moved past the development stage. Multiple outlets have reported the cancellation, and it seems like DC fans will have to switch to The CW and the DC Universe subscription service for their live-action entertainment.
The “Krypton” series was set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet. The story followed Seg-El, the Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a young man who fights to save his home planet from destruction. Season 2 explored a changed Kandor, locked in a battle over its freedom and its future. General Dru-Zod now controls the planet, and he’s on a ruthless mission to rebuild Krypton according to his ideals and to secure its future by conquering the universe. Faced with a bleak outlook, Seg-El attempts to unite a dispersed group of resisters in an effort to defeat Zod and restore hope to their beloved planet. Their chance at redemption is threatened however, by their opposing tactics, shifting alliances and conflicting moral boundaries – forcing each of them to individually determine how far they’re willing to go in pursuit of a better tomorrow.
Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series featured Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon) as Seg-El, Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch) as Lyta-Zod, Shaun Sipos (The Vampire Diaries) as Adam Strange, Colin Salmon (Arrow) as General Dru-Zod, Ann Ogbomo (World War Z) as Jayna-Zod, Aaron Pierre (Britannia) as Dev-Em, Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness) as Kem, Wallis Day (Will) as Nyssa-Vex, Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons) as Brainiac and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) as Val-El.
Back in June SYFY confirmed the “Lobo” spinoff with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. The series was going to explore the adventures of the intergalactic bounty hunter. “Krypton” executive producer Cameron Welsh was the executive producer and writer on the project, but it seems like the series won’t be moving forward.
“Lobo” was one of several SYFY scripted development projects. The others included “Chucky,” “The Woods,” “Night Gallery,” “Wayward Children,” “The Raven Cycle,” and “Death is my BFF.”
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