Syfy has picked up its DC Comics-themed drama series Krypton for a second season in advance of the show’s May 23 finale, the network said Tuesday.
The series, set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet Krypton, follows the Man of Steel’s grandfather as 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.
The first season of Krypton has averaged 1.8 million viewers on a Nielsen Live+3 basis to date, Syfy’s most watched season for any scripted series on the network since Defiance in 2015, according to network officials. The second season of Krypton is expected to return in 2019, Syfy said.
Krypton is produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) alongside Cameron Welsh, who also serves as showrunner.
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