The past day or so has been a far from stellar one for fans of Krypton. After all, the series was canceled by Syfy after just two seasons on the air! The cancellation came mere days after the season 2 finale, and it’s sad knowing that there were more stories set within this world that could have been told.
Yet, we also know a few different things about how TV works — and how Syfy works. As explained in the video below (watch and subscribe to make sure you don’t miss any other updates), the network has a tendency to cancel shows quickly — just look at Dark Matter, The Expanse, or many others over the years. A part of the problem here is that if they don’t have full ownership of their shows studio-wise, they often don’t opt to keep them if the ratings fall. Krypton came from an outside studio, and after they saw the big ratings drop for season 2, they moved away from it and stopped development of a potential Lobo-led spin-off show.
Below, you can see how series star Cameron Cuffe reacted to the news of having to say goodbye. He took on the role of Seg-El long before any of us had a chance to see him — he lived in those shoes and, in his words, he got to live an “impossible dream.” It was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill of an experience for him, and he’s happy to carry the message of hope towards the future.
So is the journey for Krypton truly over? We reported yesterday that the series could be shopped around by studio Warner Horizon to other outlets, with both the DC Universe and HBO Max streaming services being natural fits. Nothing is ever certain within this world, but a part of the issue with a show like this in 2019 is that there are so few people watching television live. It may fare so much better at a home where live viewing doesn’t matter anywhere near as much … or one with a lot of other established comic-book properties.
We’ll of course let you know if we do hear any more news about Krypton and the future. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled! For now, let us know in the comments if you would still like to see a season 3 somewhere else.