Syfy has announced that Superman prequel Krypton has been renewed for a second season, which is set to premiere in 2019.
Averaging 1.8 million total viewers in Live + 3 ratings, Krypton is the network’s most watched series, with The Magicians edging it out when looking at demo.
Based on DC characters, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) as a young man faced with an impossible choice – whether to save his home planet or let it be destroyed to restore the fate of his future grandson. The series has thus far chronicled a planet with leadership in disarray and the House of El in a vulnerable position.
In addition to Cuffe, the series stars Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch), Shaun Sipos (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Ann Ogbomo (Wonder Woman), Blake Ritson (RocknRolla), Wallis Day (The Royals), and Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), among others.
Krypton is part of a scripted slate for Syfy that includes The Magicians, Channel Zero, 12 Monkeys, Wynonna Earp, Killjoys, Van Helsing, Happy!, and Z Nation. The network recently cancelled cult favorite space opera The Expanse and paranormal drama Ghost Wars while ordering an adaptation of comic series Deadly Class to series.
The season finale of Krypton airs tomorrow at 10:00 on Syfy.