SYFY has canceled Krypton shortly after airing its season 2 finale. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has canceled the Superman prequel series after two seasons.
Though the series was a big winner for SYFY in season 1, it seems Krypton saw a drastic drop in viewership in season 2. As reported by Deadline, the series’ live+same day ratings plunged roughly 50 percent, leaving SYFY with an expensive show that most audiences were reportedly watching via streaming platforms. As Deadline notes, Krypton’s fate is similar to that of The Expanse, which was axed from the network after three seasons, only to be resurrected by Amazon where it has already been renewed for a fifth season.
The news of Krypton’s cancelation has already sparked an inevitable save-our-show campaign on social media, with fans getting #SaveKrypton trending. As expected, the show’s producers have already suggested they’re searching for another home for Krypton, which could be something of a hard sell given the show’s cost.
Krypton followed the adventures of Superman’s grandfather Seg-El as he navigated life on the planet, years before its destruction. His journey brought him face-to-face with some of the Man of Steel’s most iconic villains, including Brainiac, Doomsday and General Zod.
Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod, Elliot Cowan as Daron-Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Jayna-Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, Ian McElhinney as Val-El and Blake Ritson as Brainiac.