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SYFY Developing Krypton Spinoff Featuring Lobo


SYFY announced today that it is developing Lobo with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Based on the characters from DC, this spinoff of SYFY’s Krypton (which premieres its second season tonight, June 12) tells the story of Lobo, a foul-mouthed, dangerous, irascible, intergalactic bounty hunter.

Emmett J. Scanlan plays Lobo in KryptonKrypton executive producer Cameron Welsh will serve as executive producer/writer.

Lobo joins previously-announced or confirmed SYFY scripted development projects, including ChuckyThe WoodsNight GalleryWayward ChildrenThe Raven Cycle and Death is My BFF – along with current pilots (Future) Cult Classic and Cipher, both from UCP.

Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet. The series follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), 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. In Season 1, with Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg found himself in a difficult position: redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange.

Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) through his Phantom Four banner, alongside Cameron Welsh, who serves as showrunner.

Mirko Parlevliet
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