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Old 06-12-19, 02:21 PM
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Lobo series in development at SyFy

Comics’ “ultimate bastich” is coming to TV.

NBCUniversal’s Syfy network said it would develop a new series featuring the DC Comics character Lobo with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. The alien bounty hunter, originally created as a spoof of ultra-violent figures from rival Marvel like Wolverine or The Punisher, makes an appearance in the second season of Syfy’s “Krypton,” which debuts Wednesday on the network. Lobo has long been portrayed as one of the strongest and most dangerous characters in the DC Universe — and one of its most foul-mouthed (“bastich” is one of the character’s favorite epithets).

Cameron Welsh, executive producer of “Krypton,” will serve as executive producer and writer of the new series. Emmett J. Scanlan plays the character in “Krypton” but a spokesperson for the new series’ producer, NBCU’s Universal Cable Productions, said there were “no additional details” about casting at this time.

Lobo first appeared in the comics in 1983, introduced as a villain. Over time, however, he became a hero, albeit one who did not use the most honorable methods. DC even gave the character his own comic book between 1993 and 1999.

Syfy has a number of series in development, including “Chucky,” “The Woods,” “Night Gallery,” “Wayward Children,’ “The Raven Cycle” and “Death Is My BFF.”
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Old 06-12-19, 02:34 PM
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I'm not sure how they will use Lobo. The character has been used as satire and parody for most of his best comics.
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I honestly don't know what to expect from this.
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I'm not sure how they will use Lobo. The character has been used as satire and parody for most of his best comics.
You're right there- Lobo is supposed to be a parody of characters like Wolverine and Deadpool. I didn't follow DC when they went New 52, but didn't they introduce a "new" Lobo for a while? I could have sworn the fans hated the character and they brought back the "old" Lobo who killed the new one off.
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Try as they might, DC could not make Lipstick Lobo happen. The Main Man returned with Rebirth.

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Let's wait and see how he's introduced on Krypton 1st this season and see how it goes.
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Would love to see a Hardcore LOBO series on DC Universe instead of Syfy.
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You're right there- Lobo is supposed to be a parody of characters like Wolverine and Deadpool. I didn't follow DC when they went New 52, but didn't they introduce a "new" Lobo for a while? I could have sworn the fans hated the character and they brought back the "old" Lobo who killed the new one off.
Yes, they introduced a softer and younger version of Lobo that was disastrous. The faux Lobo angered pretty much every fan. I think Warner and DC have had plans to get Lobo adapted for the screen going back a decade or more.
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