Syfy Cancels Krypton, Lobo Spinoff Not Moving Forward
Krypton has made headway the past two years as a Superman prequel about Kal-El’s grandfather Seg-El. The Hollywood Reporter has now learned that every DC property Syfy owns will not be moving forward at the network.
Krypton has settled in an average range of viewership on the Syfy network over the past two years. With 1.8 million viewers on the cable network in its first season, but the show suffered a massive drop off to an average of 408,000 viewers in season two. The show was renewed in 2018 after it jumped to the best series premiere the network had had in three years, and the most watched debut series in four years. Sadly, the drop off in viewers in the second season showcased the lack of a stable audience.
Warner Horizon, an outside studio was the producer on the show, has begun shopping both Krypton and the potential Lobo spinoff to other networks. DC Universe and Warner Brothers’ HBO Max streaming service are supposedly at the top of their list. The artistry, costumes and sets on the show have been some of the best in the realm of DCTV. If Warner Horizon can get another network to pick up the show, hopefully they can bring the same pinache as the show had at Syfy. They have the best live action Braniac after all.
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