Krypton (2018–2019)
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The Alpha and the Omega 

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The future of Krypton is at stake as Seg faces off against his enemy, General Zod, with the help of his allies.

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Ruba Nadda

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Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Cuffe ... Seg-El
Georgina Campbell ... Lyta-Zod
Shaun Sipos ... Adam Strange
Colin Salmon ... General Dru-Zod
Ann Ogbomo ... Jayna-Zod
Aaron Pierre ... Dev-Em
Rasmus Hardiker ... Kem (credit only)
Wallis Day ... Nyssa-Vex
Hannah Waddingham ... Jax-Ur (credit only)
Blake Ritson ... Brainiac
Ian McElhinney ... Val-El
Emmett J Scanlan ... Lobo (as Emmett J. Scanlan)
Aoibhinn McGinnity ... Lis-Ser
Kojii Helnwein ... Captain
Shane Lennon ... Commander Dahl
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The future of Krypton is at stake as Seg faces off against his enemy, General Zod, with the help of his allies.

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The iconic movie line "General, would you care to step outside?" was also said to General Zod in Superman II (1980). See more »

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Adam Strange: Kem always did have to have the last word. Stupid idiot.
Dev-Em: He was a good soldier.
Val-El: With a kind heart.
Seg-El: He was the best mate a guy could ask for. Krypton without him... is going to laugh a hell of a lot less.
[raises his mug]
Seg-El: Here's to you, brother. We'll never forget you.
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Season Two Review
2 December 2019 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

Despite its dull start, season one of "Krypton" eventually won me over enough to encourage me back for this second run. Season two has more of the elements I liked from that first run but it's still weighed down by far too much disinteresting domestic politics to make the grade and the cancellation is probably just about right.

General Zod (Colin Salmon) has ascended to the throne of Krypton and schemes to conquer other worlds, he plans to bring Doomsday to heel to get this done. Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) is trapped in the phantom zone though with Braniac (Blake Ritson) and though they both escape, the bounty hunter Lobo (Emmett Scanlan) is tracking Brainiac with a personal vendetta.

It's hard to really nail what's wrong with Krypton. It should work, it's fairly similar to "Gotham" in set up when you think about it. Superman's grandfather against three (or perhaps 4 If you count Lobo) of his greatest villains, so why doesn't it. It's not performances, those are usually acceptable. It's not the effects as those too are pretty solid (for TV anyway). It's that the plot circles and circles around the same points over and over, without getting anywhere - which given that there's only 20 episodes in total is criminal.

Aside from the plot problems, I still don't believe in this world, in how it works. In where the food comes from, in where people live - it doesn't feel genuine to me. Only having four sets doesn't help and at least 50% of this second season takes place in random caves on a moon that Zod can't attack for various contrived reasons. Also, the series is really consequence free. There's quite a shocking death in this second season . . . until its reset three episodes later and that's not the first time the show has brought a "dead" character back. I did like Lobo and I think he could benefit from a Constantine like jump to "Legends of Tomorrow" for a short run and the Darkseid tease at the end was nice, but ultimately I don't feel too bad that this is the end and I'm not obliged to sit through any more.


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14 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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