From Doomsday awaking to Lobo's wisecracks, here's what to expect in 'Krypton' season 2
Season 1 was an impressive prequel story that gave us a glimpse of the glorious days of Superman's home planet Krypton and his ancestors. Here are a few things DC fans will be hoping to see in the second installment
'Krypton' will see the premiere of a much-anticipated second season June 12. The impressive Superman prequel narrated the story of Seg-El, the grandfather of Kal-El (Clark Kent aka Superman) and his home planet, Krypton. Much was said about the glorious past of the Els and how they fell from the pinnacle of greatness to disgrace.
Season 1 ended by teasing General Zod (Colin Salmon) as the big baddie who would go on to shape Krypton's fate. Ahead of the release, here's what we can expect from one of the most first-rate prequels in recent times.
There's a lot more of Brainiac that we'll see
From comics to cartoons, Brainiac was truly an evil genius and probably one of the most formidable supervillains in DC history. The final minutes of season 1 saw this crafty foe pull Seg- El (Cameron Cuffe) to the Phantom Zone. In order for him to get out, he may have to work with Brainiac, that would also mean forging an alliance with the enemy. But again, isn't that what Brainiac was capable of always? It's very unlikely that we have seen the last of him.
Doomsday in all his glory
This is most definitely a moment worth waiting for. Last season, we caught a glimpse of Doomsday in a cryogenic chamber, but this season's trailer appeared to be giving us a full view of the big guy. The character appears in the 2016 film 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.' But in this case, Doomsday, a result of some truly evil experiments, is shown to demonstrate the qualities he possessed in the comics - raw rage, the ability to regenerate and superstrength. But will the 'Krypton' edition Doomsday have more than the usual powers? We'll find out soon enough.
Zod's transformation to a tyrant
General Zod went past the rank and took over Krypton in the final few episodes of the opening season. In addition, he also outlined his plans to conquer the surrounding planets in the galaxy and again, the fate of all these planets rests in the hands of Seg-El, who still will have to figure a way to get out of the Phantom Zone. Some assistance from Brainiac, maybe?
Lobo gets his time to shine or destroy
Another villain in the world of Superman known for his wise-cracks, but also as an interstellar mercenary and a ruthless bounty hunter. Lobo will make his maiden appearance in the new season. Emmett Scanlan will be back as anti-hero Lobo, who stalks the universe on his motorbike and kills whoever stands in his way. Guess Seg-El will have his hands full since Lobo is one baddie who is more than just a talker.
Here's a quick look at the cast in season 2: Shaun Sipos (Adam Strange), Colin Salmon (Zod) and Brainiac (Blake Ritson) will be returning as will Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El. Nyssa-Vex (Wallis Day), Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell), Jayna-Zod (Ann Ogbomo), Dev-Em (Aaron Pierre), Jax-Ur (Hannah Waddingham), Kem (Rasmus Hardiker), Val-El (Ian McElhinney) and potentially Daron-Vex (Elliot Cowan) too will return.
'Krypton' is written by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and season 2 will see David S. Goyer return as co-executive producer. The second installment of the prequel will premiere on Syfy June 12 at 10 p.m. EST.