SYFY’s Krypton renewed for second series

Ahead of the season finale on Wednesday, SYFY has announced that they will be renewing the Superman prequel Krypton for a second series, which will premiere in 2019.

The first season of the DC series has averaged around 1.8 million viewers per week to date. It is also the network’s most-watched debut season since Ascension in 2014, and the most-watched season for any scripted series since Defiance in 2015. Krypton also is the second highest-rated besides flagship The Magicians.

Krypton joins other returning series on Syfy’s slate including Happy!, which returns for a second season in 2019; fantasy series The Magicians, which was renewed for a fourth season for 2019 and 12 Monkeys, which is set to air its fourth season conclusion this June.

What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position. He must redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos).

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