Update: It's been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter that Emmett J. Scanlan, who played Lobo for Syfy's KRYPTON series, will reprise his role as the rough "n" tumble troublemaker for the in-development LOBO spin-off series.
Lobo is an alien bounty hunter that was originally created as a spoof of ultra-violent figures like Marvel's Wolverine or The Punisher.
Lobo was introduced in DC Comics in the early 1980s as a villain, and though he was meant as a parody of the type of over-the-top, sex-crazed, violence-prone comic antiheroes of that era, readers couldn't get enough of his antics.
Warner Horizon Scripted Television will be developing Lobo with Syfy, and it will follow the titular character, an intergalactic bounty hunter who is foul-mouthed and extremely risky.
Now titled Lobo, the potential series will tell the story of the titular intergalactic bounty hunter, who is described as a "foul-mouthed, dangerous, irascible" character.
Krypton executive producer/writer Cameron Welsh will also produce and write for the Lobo spinoff series, which will put the "foul-mouthed, dangerous, irascible, intergalactic bounty hunter" front and center, according to an announcement. When news first broke about plans to develop a series around the character, it was unclear if Scanlan would return as the fan-favorite character. The series has averaged about 1.8 million viewers a week, breaking records for the network.
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet, Krypton follows Superman's grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) - whose House of El was ostracized and shamed - as he fights to redeem his family's honor and save his beloved world from chaos.