Praise Rao! sci-fi drama Krypton renewed for a second season by SyFy
Praise Rao! In good news for 'Krypton' fans, the science fiction drama taking us to the House of El has landed a renewal order for the second season by SyFy. The drama, created by David Goyer steadily rose in viewership as soon as it hit television screens in March earlier this year. It is now one of their most watched shows since 2014. Thus, it really comes as no surprise that the network decided to bring it back for another action-packed, wholesome season.
'Krypton' is a prequel to 'Superman'. The official synopsis says, "Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos." The first season starred Georgina Campbell, Shaun Sipos, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Aaron Pierre, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Blake Ritson, and Ian McElhinney.
All the characters are based on Jerry Siegel's and Joe Shuster's creations. It is co-produced by David S. Goyer, Cameron Welsh, and Damian Kindler. Welsh is also the showrunner. The news of the renewal comes soon after the network decided to end 'Expanse', their other successful show which was in its third season.
The first season finale is close and the season has ten episodes. While the number of episodes for the next season, which is to air in 2019, hasn't been announced it may just be longer than season 1 - after all, it is doing so well for the network. 'Krypton' has 1.8 million viewers on average in Live+3. After 2014's 'Ascension' and 'Defiance' in 2015, this is the most popular show for SyFy. While the initial reviews were negative, it all changed as the show progressed. Even then, the viewers loved it - its pilot episode grossed 2.91 million views in total.