After the canceling of DC Universe’s Swamp Thing, DC Comics fans finally have some new television news to celebrate as SyFy is looking to pursue a spinoff series of David S. Goyer’s Krypton. TheHollywoodReporter reveals that Emmett J. Scanlan’s Lobo might be getting his own series and is currently in development stages with Cameron Welsh writing the script and producing.
Welsh has worked on Ash vs Evil, Constantine, and Krypton.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network is developing a spinoff of the Warner Horizon TV series built around the character of Lobo. The DC Comics character will make his debut during season two of the Syfy drama, which returns Wednesday.
Emmett J. Scanlan, who is set to recur as Lobo in season two of Krypton, will reprise his role in the spinoff, should the project — which is currently in development — move to a pilot and beyond. Krypton executive producer Cameron Welsh will pen the script and exec produce the spinoff.
Lobo is from the peaceful planet of Czarnia. He was born a devil in the midst of utopia. Loosely translated from his native language, his name means “he who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it.” As a teenager, Lobo single-handedly slaughtered his entire civilization, becoming the last of his race. Now the mercenary roams the universe on his motorcycle, getting paid for what he loves most: murder and mayhem.
It’s unknown if the Lobo series will go to pilot or nab a series order, but there is a really good chance it will.
Warner Bros. had been reportedly developing a new incarnation of a Lobo feature film, the latest version with Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) writing the script and Michael Bay potentially directing it.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER