Syfy Renews ‘Killjoys’, ‘Dark Matter’ for Second Seasons, Brings Classic Award-Winning Novels to Television, and so Much More

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In an effort to re-brand and get back to their roots the Syfy channel has been producing quite a bit of original quality science fiction programming over the last two years or so, and leaving much of their previously laughable content behind. Many of these shows have become hits with both fans and critics alike, so it’s unsurprising that Syfy announced today that they are bringing Killjoys and Dark Matter back for second seasons. These second seasons join Syfy’s already established shows, as well as some exciting new productions.

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Killjoys follows three interplanetary bounty hunters tasked with tracking down Warrants (fugitives) throughout a distant planetary system on the brink of full out class warfare. Killjoys comes from Temple Street Productions (Orphan Black) and Michelle Lovretta, the creator of Lost Girl. Syfy has ordered another 10 episodes. Season two of Killjoys will join the 2016 Syfy lineup that includes previously announced scripted series The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels; Gale Anne Hurd’s thriller Hunters, the epic 10-part drama The Expanse (premiering December 14), and new seasons of 12 Monkeys and the aforementioned Dark Matter.

“With exciting space-based action, deep world building, and a standout cast, Killjoys has struck a nerve with viewers and critics alike,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Original Content, Syfy. “We can’t wait to see what adventures Michelle Lovretta and Temple Street take Dutch, John and D’avin on in season two.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring back Killjoys and its stellar cast to audiences across the U.S.,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions and Executive Producers of Killjoys. “We look forward to working with the team at Syfy for a thrilling second season.”

Killjoys season two hits the Syfy channel in 2016.

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Dark Matter is a hard sci-fi series that follows six people who wake up on a derelict spaceship with no memory of who they are or how they wound up there. Created by Stargate franchise executive producers/writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, the series is based on Mallozzi and Mullie’s Dark Horse comic of the same name. It has been renewed for another 13 episodes.

“With its mysterious premise and fascinating characters, Dark Matter has built an incredibly loyal, passionate and engaged fan base,” said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Program Strategy, Syfy. “We look forward to another out-of-the-world season from this talented creative team.”

Dark Matter season two premieres on Syfy in 2016.

Syfy has many more series’ in development as well; including an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World; an adaptation of Dan Simmons’ Hugo award-winning novel Hyperion; David Goyer’s Superman prequel Krypton; an adaptation of Frederik Pohl’s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel Gateway; and Incorporated, a futuristic espionage pilot from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films.

 

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