The DC Comics anti-hero Lobo is making his on-screen debut in Syfy’s “Superman” prequel series for its second season, which debuts Wednesday night, but now he’s getting much more than that.
Syfy announced on Wednesday that it is developing a spinoff of “Krypton” that will follow Lobo, “a foul-mouthed, dangerous, irascible, intergalactic bounty hunter.” Emmett J. Scanlan will play Lobo in the Syfy series as well as the spinoff should the project get ordered to series.
The series is under the working title “Lobo” and will be produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. “Krypton” executive producer Cameron Welsh will serve as executive producer/writer. The character first appeared in the comics in 1983 initially as a villain but has been portrayed as more an anti-hero in later years.
“Krypton” takes place about 200 years before Superman existed and centers on his grandfather and his quest to save his planet from destruction.
The series 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 heads 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, 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.