After cancelling Haven, it’s good to hear that Syfy has renewed Dark Matter and Killjoys for a second season. The network has ordered a 13-episode season 2 of Dark Matter and a 10-episode second season of Killjoys.
Dark Matter follows six people who wake up on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got on board.
Dark Matter is created by Stargate writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie and is based on the duos graphic novel published by Dark Horse Comics. I admit I initially tuned into the series when I saw that Mallozi and Mullie created it and I’m glad I did. They are a great team who’ve produced some brilliant material for the Stargate franchise. I think they will do great things for Dark Matter too.
The series features Roger Cross who seems to crop up in a lot my favourite shows, arrow and Continuum spring to mind. Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr Jodelle Ferland and Zoie Palmer also feature.
The series averaged 1.8 million viewers in its first season, according to the network.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Killjoys is about a trio of interplanetary reclamation agents or “Killjoys” who chase deadly Warrants (fugitives) throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war.
The series stars Aaron Ashmore: last seen on my TV as spooky Warehouse 13 Agent Steve Jinks who could tell if someone was lying. I still have fond memories of Aaron’s recurring role as Jimmy Olsen in Smallville.
In Killjoys Ashmore plays John Jaqobis, a witty, technical wizard with a vulnerable heart. Luke Macfarlane plays his estranged brother D’avi who is an elite soldier with an expertise in combat tactics.
Heading up the team is Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), a badass former assassin with a complicated past.
Together, the three Killjoys form a highly accomplished team of bounty hunters, each with distinct and valuable specialities to offer as they navigate the culturally rich, politically complex, and economically polarised worlds of The Quad.
According to Syfy, Killjoys averaged 1.5 million viewers in its first season.
Both series will première in 2016.