The planet Krypton may be doomed, but the Syfy series of the same name has hit a new high. On Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator site, the show's Season 2 premiere sits at a coveted 100% at the time of writing.
This is a major step up from Season 1. Out of 41 reviews, only 25 were fresh, giving Season 1 a score of 61% overall. On the other hand, the Season 2 premiere has eight total reviews, but all of them are positive. According to reviews, Season 2 is "an entertainingly soapy sci-fi adventure" that launches a "bigger and bolder" and "significantly stronger" direction, which "expands its scope in a grand way."
The Superman prequel series follows the adventures of Seg-El, the Man of Steel's grandfather. Set generations before the planet was destroyed, Season 1 established Krypton as something of a dystopian world. Because his grandfather Val-El spoke out against the Voice of Rao, Kandor's leader, he was executed and his family was stripped of their titles. As a result, Seg was raised among the rankless, where he became a voice for the people.
Enter Brainiac. As the longtime Superman villain bore down on the planet, two figures from Krypton's future arrived: Adam Strange and General Zod. Adam Strange hoped to save only Seg to preserve Superman's family line. Zod, on the other hand, wanted to prevent Brainiac from taking Kandor, an event that triggered the destruction of the planet. Zod was ultimately successful in his mission, totally changing DC continuity as we know it.
Season 2 picked up with Seg trapped in the Phantom Zone, while Zod used Kandor's power vacuum to seize control. Now, Seg's family and friends have mounted a rebellion against Superman's greatest enemy, even as he attempts to seize control of the universe.
Airing Wednesdays at 10 pm ET/PT on Syfy, Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod, Elliot Cowan as Daron-Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Jayna-Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, Ian McElhinney as Val-El and Blake Ritson as Brainiac.