12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Krypton' to Introduce Lobo in Season 2
Syfy used its Comic-Con platform Saturday to unveil its big-bad plan for season two of Krypton.
DC Comics villain Lobo will be the big-bad of the forthcoming season of the drama about the untold story of Superman and his home planet, Krypton. Casting for the character has yet to be announced.
Season two, due in 2019, will examine the consequences of season one and, in some ways, will see the series start anew as showrunner Cameron Welsh and his team redefine the world that was saved last year.
Lobo is from the peaceful planet of Czarnia. He was born a devil in the midst of utopia. Loosely translated from his native language, his name means "he who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it." As a teenager, he single-handedly slaughtered his entire civilization, becoming the last of his race. Now the mercenary roams the universe on his motorcycle, getting paid for what he loves most: murder and mayhem.
The decision to bring Lobo into the Krypton world arrives as Warner Bros. — which controls the rights to DC characters on both the big and small screens — is eyeing the big-bad for a feature film. Warner Bros. Pictures is developing Lobo as a possible directing vehicle for Michael Bay. A movie take on Lobo has been in various stages of development for more than 15 years, with Will Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Guy Richie and Brad Peyton all previously connected with the IP.
Season two of Kyrpton will expand beyond Kandor to other planets as Doomsday is unleashed. The Superman prequel will also delve into the origins of Brainiac and get a better sense of the true threat the character poses.
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman's planet Krypton, the drama follows the Man of Steel's grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), as a young man faced with the choice of saving his home planet or letting it be destroyed to restore the fate of his future grandson. David S. Goyer and Welsh exec produce. A return date for Krypton has not yet been announced.