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SyFy Cancels Krypton After Two Seasons, Lobo Spinoff Not Happening

August 17, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Lobo Krypton

Not only is Krypton dead, but the Main Man’s not getting his own show either. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that SyFy has cancelled the Superman prequel series Krypton after only two seasons and they’ve elected not to move forward with a spinoff series starring Lobo (played by Emmett J. Scanlan). The second season concluded earlier this week, with the season finale bringing in only 350,000 viewers and season two drawing an average of 408,000. That’s a huge drop from the 1.8 million viewers (including Live+3 numbers) for season one. The series followed Superman’s grandfather Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), two hundred years before the birth of Kal-El and the destruction of the titular planet. Season one is available on DC Universe and season two will arrive in 2020.

While Lobo isn’t happening at SyFy, all hope is not lost for the Main Man. Warner Horizon, which would proudce the series, is shopping the project to other networks. Lobo was introduced as a recurring character in season two.

This is the latest cancellation from Syfy, following the ends of Channel Zero, Deadly Class and Happy. Their scripted content now includes The Magicians, Wynonna Earp, Van Helsing, The Purge (which also airs on USA Network) and Resident Alien (which has yet to debut). They’re currently deveoping pilots for Cipher and (Future) Cult Classic, as well as the upcoming Chucky sequel series.

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