Although many of our favorite shows are about to take a few months off, that doesn’t mean your TV will become obsolete during the summertime. SyFy intends to heat things up with the release of two trailers promoting the sophomore seasons of Dark Matter and Killjoys.
I admit that it’s not often I become addicted to a summer series, but I found myself pleasantly surprised when Dark Matter effectively entralled me with its intrigue, space exploration, and great characters that were just as unaware of who they were as the viewer was. With the team having been betrayed from within during the first season’s finale, I expect the new dynamic added to extend the scope of what’s been established.
In addition to the promo video, which can be viewed at the top, SyFy has released an official synopsis that provides insight into the coming season as well as listing the expanded principal cast.
DARK MATTER SEASON 2
FRIDAY JULY 1 @ 10/9C ON SYFY
In DARK MATTER, the crew of a derelict spaceship awakens with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage fueled by vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. In season 2, the crew of the Raza becomes embroiled in an intergalactic conspiracy, seeking a mysterious device that may hold the key to victory in a looming all-out corporate war. Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise, DARK MATTER stars Marc Bendavid (One), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three), Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Roger Cross (Six) and Zoie Palmer (The Android). And as previously announced, Melanie Liburd (“Game Of Thrones”) and Shaun Sipos (“Melrose Place”) will be in DARK MATTER Season 2 as series regulars.
Killjoys, which many said brought the network back to its roots, has also deservedly found itself a cult following. The new footage given hints at a highly action-packed second season, as does the synopsis below. It looks like an ambitious tale, to say the least.
KILLJOYS SEASON 2
FRIDAY JULY 1 @ 9/8C ON SYFY
KILLJOYS follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters – or “killjoys” – sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war. Following the season 1 cliffhanger, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) and D’avin (Luke MacFarlane)hit the ground running in season 2 to uncover Dutch’s duplicitous and mysterious childhood mentor, Khlyen’s(Rob Stewart) secret agenda. As shocking truths are revealed, Dutch, D’avin and Johnny realize the Quad’s notorious criminals are no match for the threat within the Reclamation Apprehension Coalition (RAC). The Killjoy’s loyalties are tested as they struggle to find the balance between politics, family, and the good of the Quad. With so much on the line, they begin to wonder if the warrant is indeed all. KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions (“Orphan Black,” “Being Erica”) in association with Space and Syfy. Creator and showrunner Lovretta serves as executive producer along with Temple Street Productions’ David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide.
While you wait for the aforementioned premieres, you can pick up Dark Matter Season 1 on Blu-ray or DVD on June 14.