Syfy’s released the first full trailer for season two of the comic book-inspired series, Krypton, along with the new season’s premiere date and poster. Krypton will return to the network’s primetime lineup on June 12, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT.
The trailer and premiere date announcement was timed to celebrate the first appearance of Superman in a comic book. The character debuted in Action Comics #1 on April 18, 1938.
The series’ cast is led by Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon) as Seg-El. Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch) is Lyta-Zod, Shaun Sipos (The Vampire Diaries) is Adam Strange, Colin Salmon (Arrow) is General Dru-Zod, Ann Ogbomo (World War Z) is Jayna-Zod, and Aaron Pierre (Britannia) is Dev-Em. The cast also includes 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.
Krypton is based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Cameron Welsh (Constantine, The Last Ship) is the showrunner and executive produces with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight Trilogy).
The Plot, Courtesy of Syfy:
“What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows Seg-El (Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a young man who fights to save his home planet from destruction. Season 2 brings us back to a changed Kandor, locked in a battle over its freedom and its future. General Dru-Zod (Salmon) is now in control. 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, our hero, 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.