The Main Man, Lobo, finds his way onto the small screen in the second season of SYFY’s Superman prequel series, Krypton.
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.
Created back in 1983, the alien bounty hunter was at first a hardnosed villain. That is, until the mid-’90s, when he was reimagined as a spoof on that era’s clenched-jaw anti-heroes like The Punisher and Wolverine. Despite his wildly comical bent, all motorcycle gear, and ridiculous origin, fans loved him.
Now, he’s getting his first-ever live-action incarnation in the form of Emmett J. Scanlan on the decidedly more grounded Krypton and we can happily report that this Lobo one crazy but lovable sunnofabastich.
“A lot of that comes down to the scripts and the world I’ve been given permission to play in,” notes the Irish actor. “A lot of it comes down to my castmates and the crew, feeding off each other’s energies. And all of that comes from the top. It’s a beautifully run ship.”
Krypton, Season 2 Premieres on Wednesday, June 12, 10/9c, only on SYFY.