‘Krypton’ Picked Up for a Second Season by Syfy

Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe and Wallis Day
Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex and Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El in the season one finale of ‘Krypton’ (Photo by Steffan Hill / Syfy)

Krypton is confirmed to return for a second season that will air in 2019. The announcement of a season two renewal came just one day prior to the airing of the season one finale of the comic book-inspired series starring Cameron Cuffe.

According to Syfy, Krypton has averaged 1.3 million viewers and has become the network’s most watched new series since 2014’s Ascension. The series is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) and Cameron Welsh. Welsh serves as the showrunner.

In addition to Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, the cast of season one includes Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Aaron Pierre, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Blake Ritson, Ian McElhinney, Shaun Sipos, and Colin Salmon.

Season one will finish up on May 23, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT with an episode titled “The Phantom Zone.” Per Syfy, the season finale finds Seg racing to save his city from being overtaken as the bottling of Kandor begins.

The Plot: Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet. The series follows Seg-El (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.

In Season 1, with Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg found himself in a difficult position: redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange.