Cancelled: No More ‘Krypton’ or ‘Lobo’ Spin-Off on Syfy

There will be no more Krypton on Syfy.

The network has opted not to renew the Superman origin drama series, and the last week’s Season 2 finale August 14 was a series finale on the NBCUniversal cable network. With the mothership series getting canceled, Syfy also won’t be proceeding with the previously announced Lobo spinoff, which had been in development.

There are reports that Krypton producer Warner Horizon Scripted Television is in conversations with other outlets, exploring ways to continue the franchise based on DC characters elsewhere. Siblings DC Universe and the upcoming HBO Max streaming platform are considered the most logical options as DC content has been a focus for both. Past seasons of Krypton already run on DC Universe. Season 1 is currently streaming on DC Universe, with Season 2 coming in 2020. 

Krypton was set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet. The series followed Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a young man who is faced with a life-and-death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed to restore the fate of his future grandson.

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