Everything about Dark Matter, eh?

Comments and queries for the week of April 14

All I can say is, thank heavens for my DVR. There’s simply no way I can spend three hours in front of my TV every Friday night [watching Dark Matter, Killjoys and Wynonna Earp], no matter how much I might want to. —DMK

I am about to quit watching [Saving Hope]. They keep taking Alex and Charlie apart and she is with everybody; it’s hard to follow it when it’s so up and down. Now she’s kissing another doctor and she pretty much wants nothing to do with Charlie and doesn’t seem to care if their son sees him. Unfortunately, I would say this is the worst season, totally disappointed. I think I will actually glad that it will come to an end. —Tandy

I can’t believe what I just saw in the last five minutes [of Murdoch Mysteries‘ season finale]. I love the show, but I think I’m going into a depression. I enjoyed the fact that the feathers were ruffled and everything is not dandy. However, I think the writers pushed it just a little too far with the five cliffhangers; three or four would have sufficed. I hope the next episode will be released soon because I don’t know how long I can go without sleep. I sincerely hope Julia survives as well as Crabtree and Brackenreid. It would be a shame if such an inspirational woman character was to be killed off. P.S.: I want to congratulate the actors who have done an excellent job this season and thank them for their hard work. William and Julia are great inspirations in character, thought, intelligence, morals and opinion. —EVS

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Dark Matter and Killjoys land Canadian return dates

Friday nights on Space are going to be very, very hot this summer. The Canadian specialty channel announced Friday afternoon that Dark Matter and Killjoys will return in June.

Based on their graphic novel, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie’s Dark Matter returns Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m. ET with two back-to-back episodes before settling into its 9 p.m. ET timeslot the following week. Dark Matter stars Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross and Zoie Palmer.

Killjoys returns on Friday, June 30, at 8 p.m. ET. Created by Michelle Lovretta, the series stars Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane and Tamsen McDonough.

Rounding out the awesome lineup is the previously announced Wynonna Earp; Season 2 returns Friday, June 9, at 10 p.m. ET, making for the hottest lineup of sci-fi programming since, well, maybe ever.


Space and Syfy’s Dark Matter begins production on Season 3

From a media release:

Prodigy Pictures is pleased to announce principal photography has begun on the third season of the sci-fi series Dark Matter. Based on the graphic novel Dark Matter, created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, of the Stargate franchise, the 13 one-hour episodes are slated to premiere in 2017 on Syfy in the U.S. and Space in Canada.

Following the season 2 finale that saw the crew of The Raza scattered and presumed dead, Dark Matter’s third season opens a compelling new chapter of the spellbinding series. Joining the cast this season are Ayisha Issa (12 Monkeys) as Solara Shockley, Mishka Thébaud (Bitten) as Adrian and Andrew Moodie (Trust No One) as Teku.

Dark Matter stars Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Jodelle Ferland with Roger Cross and Zoie Palmer. Produced by Prodigy Pictures and executive produced by Jay Firestone (Lost Girl, XIII), Joseph Mallozzi (Stargate) and Paul Mullie (Stargate), the series is distributed internationally by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.

Prodigy Pictures founded in 2006 by Jay Firestone, leads the way in the production of quality film, television and cross-platform media.  Prodigy is currently in production on the third season of its latest series, Dark Matter, which airs on Syfy in the US, and is also responsible for the critically-acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which electrified viewers around the world for five seasons and has achieved a cult-like following. Prodigy previously produced the original television mini-series XIII and followed that up with two seasons of XIII:  The Series, produced in partnership with Europa. Prodigy recently produced the horror movie Dark Stranger, and executive produced a small slate of independent films, including The Other Half, a romantic drama starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany; Room For Rent, featuring Suits’ Patrick J. Adams; and Never Saw It Coming.


Link: Dark Matter‘s Torri Higginson talks S3 renewal, aging in Hollywood, and why it’s awesome to be a woman in sci-fi

From Teresa Jusino of The Mary Sue:

Link: Dark Matter‘s Torri Higginson talks S3 renewal, aging in Hollywood, and why it’s awesome to be a woman in sci-fi
“When you get older, in the past especially, it has been harder to have a presence in a straight narrative. I think sci-fi and genre stuff in general has been more open to the Female Commander of a Spaceship, so you can have a bit of age and a bit of gravitas for that.” Continue reading.