‘Krypton’ Season 2: Zod, Brainiac, and Doomsday Make It a Bad Day to Be A Hero [PREVIEW]

Fans of SYFY‘s Superman prequel-series-with-a-time-twist Krypton have been waiting patiently for a first-look at the upcoming sophomore season… and that’s exactly what they got on Wednesday with the release of a new teaser trailer. But from the looks of things, maybe it would’ve been better if we waiting – because things aren’t looking too promising for The Grandfather of Steel Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe).

As if social and political strife among the citizens of Krypton wasn’t enough to conted with, throw in to the mix Zod… and Brainiac… and Doomsday, and what do you get?

A bad day to be a hero…

Now you’re probably thinking to yourselves…

“Sure, that’s just great Bleeding Cool! It’s been so long, I’m going to have to spend an entire weekend binging the first season just so I can remember what’s going on before next season!”

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No worries, Superman fans! The fine folks at SYFY have carved up everything you need to know about the first season of Krypton, but it in a blender, and are serving up a smoothie of highlights that you can consume… in under four minutes!

You’re welcome…

What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, “Krypton” follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a young man who fights to save his home planet from destruction. Season 2 brings us back to a changed Kandor, locked in a battle over its freedom and its future. General Dru-Zod (Colin Salmon) is now in control. He’s on a ruthless mission to rebuild Krypton according to his ideals and to secure its future by conquering the universe. Faced with a bleak outlook, our hero, Seg-El, attempts to unite a dispersed group of resisters in an effort to defeat Zod and restore hope to their beloved planet. Their chance at redemption is threatened however, by their opposing tactics, shifting alliances and conflicting moral boundaries – forcing each of them to individually determine how far they’re willing to go in pursuit of a better tomorrow.

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Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight Trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, alongside Cameron Welsh (Constantine, The Last Ship), who serves as showrunner. Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series stars Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon) as Seg-El, Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch) as Lyta-Zod, Shaun Sipos (The Vampire Diaries) as Adam Strange, Colin Salmon (Arrow) as General Dru-Zod, Ann Ogbomo (World War Z) as Jayna-Zod, Aaron Pierre (Britannia) as Dev-Em, Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness) as Kem, Wallis Day (Will) as Nyssa-Vex, Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons) as Brainiac, and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) as Val-El.

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About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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