SyFy Friday Shows “Killjoys” and “Dark Matter” Renewed For a Second Season

By Kitin Miranda | 1 year ago
SyFy Friday Shows “Killjoys” and “Dark Matter” Renewed For a Second Season

In the past recent years, it seems like SyFy has been building up to this moment- a moment when some of their original scripted programming, such as “12 Monkeys”, and this summer’s SyFy Friday line-up, which, for this year, consisted of Joseph Mallozzie and Paul Mullie’s “Dark Matter” and Michelle Lovretta’s “Killjoys”, are watched by many, and consistently draw consistent ratings, ratings strong enough to get them renewed for another season, which, according to recent reports, has just happened. Now, the phrase “Thank God It’s Friday” is singing a different but wonderful tune. Read on to learn more about this story.

According to recent reports on Variety and on Deadline, SyFy’s Friday summer line-up, which has been dubbed as “SyFy Friday,” and which consisted of two new original scripted space operas- “Dark Matter” and “Killjoys,” have both just been renewed for a second season, which will premiere in 2016.


“Killjoys,” which was created by Michelle Lovretta, centers around a trio of bounty hunters or killjoys. The group includes Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), John Jaqobis (Shawn Ashmore) and D’avin  Jaqobis (Luke Macfarlane), who collect bounties within the politically unstable Quad, while trying to remain neutral as per the bounty hunter or “Killjoy” code.

Bill Mc Goldrick, the Vice President of the channel’s Original Content Department, told Variety that some of the reasons that it was renewed. It was aside from the decent ratings it got during its freshman run. It was also because of the intricate world building that Lovretta created for the world of “Killjoys,” and due to the wonderful performance of the cast.

The second season, according to Deadline, will consist of ten episodes.

“Dark Matter,” on the other hand, is a deep space opera and a mystery story rolled into one.

Based on the Dark Horse comics originally created by the show’s show creators, Joseph Mallozzie, and Paul Mullie, the show centers around a group of six individuals, and an Android, who suddenly wake up in the middle of space, with no idea of how they got there, or as to who they were as their memories had gotten wiped.

During the course of the series, the crew discovers and learns shocking new revelations about their past, and as to who might have caused the memory wipe in the first place.

According to Variety, Chris Regina, SyFy’s Vice President of Program Strategies, mentioned that what viewers loved about this particular series was the intriguing premise and the interesting characters within the series, which caused it to have a steady and loyal fan base.

The show starred Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid, Jodelle Ferland, Anthony Lemke, Roger Cross and Alex Mallari Jr.

According to Deadline, the show’s second season will consist of thirteen episodes.


What do you think about the renewal of both SyFy Friday shows? What are you looking forward to in “Dark Matter” for the second season? What are you looking forward to in “Killjoys” in the second season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was the latest on whether or not “Killjoys” and “Dark Matter” will be renewed.  For more news, updates and recaps “Dark Matter”, “Killjoys” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Unravel and unlock more secrets of their past, and continue traveling through deep space with the crew of the Raza when Joseph Mallozzie and Paul Mullie’s “Dark Matter” returns in 2016.

Go on more adventures with Dutch, D’Avin and John when Michelle Lovretta’s “Killjoys” returns to SyFy in 2016.

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