DC universe boasts a wealth of superheroes with rich stories. More often than not, these stories run much more profound than are explored in comics.
With the series Krypton, the creators attempted to explore more about the home planet of Superman.
While the series had a great premise, it was always going to be challenging to pull off. And it seems finally after two seasons David S. Goyer has run out of ideas. So what does that mean for the future of the series?
Krypton Season 3 officially cancelled? And why?
Though it seems hard to believe, Syfy has decided to pull the plug on Krypton after just two seasons. Following the release of the second season of the series, Syfy decided to wash their hands off the show.
A reason for the bold decision was the falling popularity of the series. The viewership of the set fell by half between the two seasons, a figure which never bodes well in this industry. Along with the fall in viewership numbers, Season 2 even failed to match the critical score of Season 1. On the other hand, some viewers found the second season way better than the first one, and that’s why they can’t believe the show is cancelled.
Even by some of the critics, Krypton’s second season had been well-received than its first part.
The second season was heavily emphasized with the introduction of DC’s ultraviolent “Main Man” Lobo, the never-ending torture of Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and General Zod (Colin Salmon), and the hope of seeing the powerful Doomsday in action — he was teased in season 1 but was stuck in a high-tech storage pod.
Two other comic book adaptation series Happy! and Deadly Class were also cancelled, and just two months after their cancellation announcement, plans for an upcoming Lobo spinoff were cancelled.
With critics from all quarters questioning the mediocre quality of Season 2, Syfy decided to walk away. Moreover, in recent times the channel has looked to move beyond comic books shows. All of these reasons might have together spelt doom for the series.
What went bad for the series?
The series was not much different than Gotham in theme as it was a similar prequel series for one of DC’s greatest superheroes. The series follows the grandfather of the superhero Seg-El. Being isolated and humiliated, he fights to redeem the name of his family.
As you might have noticed, the series is about a superhero who does not even appear on the screen. That might have been one of the reasons why the popularity of the show plummeted.
Moreover, the creators were also out of most of the recognizable villains by the end of Season 2. And there was just not enough for the fans to look up to.