Syfy announced today that Killjoys has been renewed for a 10-episode second season, and that Dark Matters has been renewed for a 13-episode second season.
Killjoys follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters who chase deadly Warrants (fugitives) throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war. The series stars Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, Luke Macfarlane as D’avin and Aaron Ashmore as John.
Killjoys is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy. Creator and showrunner Lovretta serves as executive producer and writer. Executive producers are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg and Karen Troubetzkoy.
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, and stars Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Jodelle Ferland with Roger Cross and Zoie Palmer.
Dark Matter was created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise, and developed with Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl), and is based on Mallozzi and Mullie’s graphic novel of the same name, published by Dark Horse Comics.
The second seasons of Killjoys and Dark Matter join a rich 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 a new season of 12 Monkeys.
Additional high profile scripted projects in development at Syfy include Incorporated, a futuristic espionage pilot from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films; Hyperion, an adaptation of Dan Simmons’ Hugo Award-winning best-selling novel; Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World with Amblin Television; David Goyer’s Superman prequel, Krypton; and Frederik Pohl’s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel Gateway.