Looks like Krypton‘s extinction came earlier than expected, as Syfy cancels the series after two seasons.
Set 200 years before, Krypton focuses on Seg (Cameron Cuffe) and his journey in restoring the honor, rank, and the legacy of the House of El, the dynasty that will be responsible for the birth of Seg’s grandson: Kal-El, who will wear the family crest as a symbol of hope for the people of Earth as Superman, the Man of Steel. The series premiered last year in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Superman, the last son of Krypton who fights the never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American Way: championing the oppressed, defending the weak.
This season finds Krypton under martial law thanks to the tyrannical rule of Dru-Zod (Colin Salmon), who has plans for colonization by weaponizing Doomsday. But an underground resistance movement is all that stands between taking back the planet and freeing the people … or the people kneeling before Zod. Escaping the Phantom Zone, Seg has no choice but formed an unlikely alliance with Brainiac (Blake Ritson) in stopping Zod and ending his reign of terror. Krypton may or may not have coincided with the six-year anniversary of 2013’s Man of Steel with Henry Cavill as Clark Kent and the titular Superman, who must step out of the shadows and into the light to protect the world from Zod (Michael Shannon) and his army. In other words: Clark Kent/Superman will go from being an guardian angel to an ideal the people can look up to in the sky – giving them hope for a better tomorrow, and that is what both Krypton and Superman stands for.
The character Seg proven himself to be Superman to the core in the climatic fight with General Zod in Wednesday’s finale.
Not only has SyFy canceled Krypton, but the network has decided not to move forward for a Lobo spin-off with Emmett J. Scanlan as the rowdy, raunchy, loud-mouthed, humorous intergalactic bounty hunter. You can catch the first season of Krypton on DC Universe or buy it on DVD; the final episodes of season two are available online at SyFy.com.