Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for Krypton season 2’s finale.
Is Krypton season 3 happening, and if so, when will it release and what will its story be about? The Krypton season 2 finale features the end of the civil war between General Zod (Colin Salmon) and the rebels. If the Superman prequel series were to receive a third season, it would most likely focus on the search for Jor-El, who was kidnapped in episode 7.
Krypton began as a show about Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), and time traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) on a mission to stop Brainiac (Blake Ritson) from erasing the Man of Steel from the timeline. During Krypton season 1, a second time-traveler, General Zod, emerged as an unlikely ally in the fight against Brainiac, whose goal was to “bottle” Kandor and make it part of his collection of worlds. As it turned out, the real threat to Superman’s legacy was Zod all along, and never Brainiac. After Brainiac’s defeat, Zod changed Krypton’s fate by turning it into a militaristic society. Zod made it Krypton’s goal to explore the universe and conquer other civilizations.
Throughout Krypton season 2, Seg, Adam, and the others have been trying to put an end to Zod’s tyrannical rule. In trying to help the rebel cause, Seg has also been forced to deal with other classic Superman villains, such as Lobo (Emmett J. Scanlan), Doomsday, and Brainiac, who is continuing to be a threat to Seg and his family. Zod’s greatest weapon against the rebels, Doomsday, was taken away in the penultimate episode, setting the stage for a dramatic final showdown between Zod and Seg. And now, its conclusion will clear a way for Krypton season 3 to happen.
Krypton Season 3 Renewal
Krypton season 3 hasn’t officially been ordered from Syfy yet. Last year, the announcement that Krypton had been renewed for season 2 came a day before the finale, so confirmation on cancellation or renewal should happen soon. Ratings have taken a hit, though, with each episode bringing in around 0.40 million “live” viewers. Numbers have even dropped to the point where episode 9 only reached 0.29 million. In season 1, episodes brought in around o.60 million “live” viewers. While these statistics aren’t necessarily good news for Krypton season 3, they don’t mean the show will be cancelled either. Syfy is already developing a Lobo series, which will serve as a Krypton spinoff. It’s possible that Syfy’s interest in building their corner of the DC Universe is an indication that they’re not quite ready to pull the plug on Krypton.
Krypton Season 3 Release Date Info
Both seasons of Krypton have aired in the summer, so it seems fair to assume that Krypton season 3 would follow the same pattern. Seasons 1 and 2 contained 10 episodes each, so this too could be repeated for Krypton season 3. If renewed, fans should expect Krypton season 3 to premiere somewhere between May and June of 2020.
Krypton Season 3 Story Details
Based on the events of Krypton season 2, episode 7, Brainiac is the primary candidate to be the main villain of Krypton season 3, even though he filled the same role in season 1. After using the Fortress of Solitude to gain a new body, Brainiac left Krypton with their son, who had just been renamed “Jor-El”. Unfortunately, there was nothing Seg or Nyssa (Wallis Day) could do about it. Since they had no way of locating him and Zod was a more immediate threat, the search for Jor-El was put on the backburner. With the war out of the way, Seg and Nyssa will be able to focus their attention on finding Brainiac and rescuing their son.
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