Syfy has fallen out of love with its DC shows, the network has just abruptly cancelled the “Superman” prequel series “Krypton” after two seasons. In addition, the previously announced Lobo series has also been scrapped.
Warner Horizon Scripted Television, which produces “Krypton,” is in talks with ‘other outlets’ for the series to potentially live on elsewhere. The second season finale aired this past Wednesday and now serves as a series finale.
The cancellation follows the show’s massive slide in the ratings for its second season following a strong debut in 2018. The show was the network’s most-watched debut season among total viewers for an original series in four years, but plummeted 50% in Live+Same Day numbers in its second go around.
Much like “The Expanse,” as the series is made by an outside studio Syfy relied solely on linear ratings to monetize it – not good for a costly series. The show was set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet and followed Seg-El, the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a 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.