Sci-fi royalty Tapping will play a fiercely clever scientist in one episode at the back half of the season, with her character’s “charismatic charm” keeping her true intentions concealed from the Killjoys. Tapping also played a scientist, Dr. Helen Magnus, in Sanctuary, another Syfy drama, and performed the role of Captain Samantha Carter in StargateSG-1. Continue reading.
This just in: Killjoys takes off on Space in June. The specialty network made the announcement earlier today, noting Season 1 launches Friday, June 19, at 9 p.m. ET on Space.
As previously announced, the Space/Syfy series—starring Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane and Hannah John-Kamen—comes from the folks at Temple Street Productions, who head up a little show called Orphan Black. Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl) serves as writer, creator and showrunner.
The trio portray three interplanetary bounty hunters—a.k.a. Killjoys—as they fulfill deadly warrants across a planetary system called the Quad. (Check out the explosive teaser trailer below.)
Here’s how Space describes each character:
“Hannah John-Kamen stars as the gorgeous, complicated, and deadly Dutch. A top-level Killjoy, she’s a much loved and charming presence in her community, with a unique gift for earning people’s trust and respect regardless of their class. Under her banter and protective flirtations, there is pain, maturity, and a deep solemnity resulting from a dark secret past.
Aaron Ashmore takes on the role of John Jaqobis, a Level 3 Killjoy who, despite his profession, is a peacemaker who hates conflict. Cheerful and kind-hearted, John prefers not to fight, but his sarcastic wit has put him into the fray enough over the years to teach him how to do it well, and dirty. Give this man any machine or situation, and he can fix it, build it, and fly it.
Luke Macfarlane stars as D’avin, a handsome, rugged, sarcastic, and incredibly loyal former soldier. He dreamed of enlisting in the military since boyhood, and his hard-won expertise in tactics, manoeuvres, and hand-to-hand combat make him an instant asset to the Killjoy team.”
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Killjoys debuts Friday, June 19, at 9 p.m. ET on Space.
New Details on Syfy’s Killjoys
Fans of Lost Girl and Orphan Black, delight! Fans of women who kick butt onscreen and off, you are allowed to delight even more. Whyfore you ask? Because Michelle Lovretta, Lost Girl writing veteran and the show’s producer Emily Andras have joined super-sexy forces to create a female helmed space-action romp like no other. Their show, Killjoys, is about a group of bounty hunters — in space! Continue reading.
Temple Street Productions tapped to produce new series from writer, creator and showrunner Michelle Lovretta
KILLJOYS developed with the support of Bell Media’s Writer Only Drama Development program
Bell Media’s Space announced today from MIPCOM, the world’s annual entertainment content market in Cannes, France, that it has ordered its latest original scripted series KILLJOYS from leading Toronto and L.A.-based television production company Temple Street Productions (ORPHAN BLACK). The brainchild of writer and creator Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL), KILLJOYS is an action-packed adventure series following a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters as they navigate through political turmoil, questionable morality and complicated relationships. In development since 2012 as part of Bell Media’s Writer Only Drama Development program, Space has ordered 10, one-hour episodes for delivery in 2014. KILLJOYS is executive produced by Michelle Lovretta and Temple Street’s David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg. Michelle Lovretta is represented by Jeff Alpern of The Alpern Group, who brokered the Bell Media and Temple Street deals.
In a distant Galaxy, the people of the planet Qresh have colonized their three moons, creating four stratified worlds, each defined along socio-economic lines and rife with social unrest. In this planetary unit, known as the Quad, a highly regulated group of bounty hunters, Killjoys, are licensed to pursue a vast range of warrants throughout the galaxy. Killjoys must follow strict rules, and there are harsh consequences for veering from their mantra: “The Warrant is All”. Killjoys are not allowed to take a personal or political side in their mission, which proves to be impossible and near fatal for Dutch. Dutch is a gorgeous, complicated and deadly Killjoy at the top of her game. Her partner, John the Bastard, is a peacemaker who hates conflict.
When John’s incredibly sexy and confident brother D’avin shows up to join the partners, the dysfunctional trio’s lives become intertwined. Confined to close quarters, Dutch, John, and D’avin quickly find themselves caught in a tricky love triangle.
KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Bell Media. Production Executives for Bell Media are Trish Williams and Rebecca DiPasquale. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine McLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.