Syfy has announced season two orders for both Dark Matter and Killjoys, just ahead of the shows’ season finales.
Killjoys, produced by Temple Street Productions for Syfy and Space, follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters (Hanna John-Kamen, Luke MacFarlane, Aaron Ashmore) chasing deadly fugitives known as Warrants through a region of space known as “the Quad”. The second season will consist of ten episodes to air in 2016.
“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.”
Dark Matter‘s second season will be thirteen episodes in length, also set for 2016. The show centers around six people who wake up on a derelict spaceship and find they have no memories of who they are or how they got on board. The show was created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers of the Stargate franchise, based on their graphic novel published by Dark Horse Comics. The show stars Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Jodelle Ferland with Roger Cross and Zoie Palmer.
“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 and Killjoys are part of the apparent revival of a focus on science fiction content for the network, part of a 2016 roster of productions that includes The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s novels, Hunters from Gale Anne Hurd, The Expanse, Incorporated from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Hyperion, adapting the Hugo Award winning novel by Dan Simmons, a new version of Brave New World, the Superman prequel Krypton from David S. Goyer, and Gateway, based on Frederik Pohl’s Hugo and Nebula winning novel.
Notably absent from the lineup still: Booster Gold.