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Production begins on Season 2 of Space’s Killjoys

From a media release:

– Stars Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke MacFarlane return as the dynamic trio of interplanetary bounty hunters –
– Michelle Lovretta returns as showrunner; new directors include Martin Wood, Stefan Pleszczynski, Ruba Nadda, Jeff Renfroe, and Grant Harvey –
– Shot in Toronto, Season 2 is set to premiere in 2016 on Space and Syfy –

Space announced today that production has begun on Season 2 of its most-watched original series ever, KILLJOYS. Created by showrunner Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL) and produced by Temple Street Productions (ORPHAN BLACK) in association with Space and Syfy, the 10-episode, one-hour adventure drama is set to premiere in 2016 on Space. Shot in Toronto, the critically acclaimed ratings hit continues to follow interplanetary bounty hunters – or “killjoys” – Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen, THE HOUR), Johnny (Aaron Ashmore, SMALLVILLE), and D’avin (Luke MacFarlane, BROTHERS AND SISTERS), as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war.

Returning to direct this season are Paolo Barzman, and Peter Stebbings. New to direct this season are Martin Wood, Stefan Pleszczynski, Ruba Nadda, Jeff Renfroe and Grant Harvey. Spearheaded by Lovretta, the writing team includes Adam Barken, Jeremy Boxen, Jon Cooksey, Julian Doucet, Sean Reycraft, and Priscilla White.

In Season 2, the trio is on the move to uncover Dutch’s duplicitous and mysterious childhood mentor, Khlyen’s (Rob Stewart, SUITS) 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.

Season 1 of KILLJOYS culminated with an audience-high 560,000 viewers for the season finale. Throughout its run, KILLJOYS averaged nearly 450,000 viewers in its timeslot, making it Space’s most-watched original series of all time.

Executive Producers are David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions and Karen Troubetzkoy. D.J. Carson serves as Producer. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide except Canada.

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Space’s Killjoys and Dark Matter returning for Season 2

There will be more adventures in The Quad. Space announced Tuesday that Season 2 of Killjoys is a go, with production starting in Toronto this winter.

“We are proud that Killjoys has connected so well with viewers to become a ratings and critical success,” David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, co-presidents of Temple Street Productions and executive producers said in a press release. “We are thrilled to partner with Space again for a second season and look forward to building on this unique world for our stellar cast to continue the captivating journey.”

We had a feeling this news was coming. After all, how awkward would it be to have Killjoys and Dark Matter panels at Fan Expo if they had been cancelled?

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The news comes just over a week following Killjoys’ cliffhanger Season 1 finale, which left D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) in the clutches of Khlyen (Rob Stewart) in Red 17 and Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) vowing to find him. The trio, ensconced in their faithful ship Lucy (voiced by Tamsen McDonough), have been travelling around The Quad—a planet called Qresh and its three moons, Westerley, Arkyn and Leith—cracking skulls and collecting bounty.

Debuting in June, Killjoys snagged a season finale audience of over 560,000 viewers for Space and is the network’s most-watched original series of all time. Killjoys and fellow Friday night sci-fi series Dark Matter have made Space the No. 1 specialty network for Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

Killjoys was created by Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl) who serves as executive producer and showrunner; Season 1’s writer and consulting producer was Jeremy Boxen with writers Emily Andras, Adam Barken and Aaron Martin on board.

Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, Dark Matter had a cliffhanger of its own, revealing Five (Jodelle Ferland) had wiped everyone’s memories and that Six (Roger Cross) had betrayed his team. Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Zoie Palmer made up the rest of Dark Matter‘s key cast.

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