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Joel Edgerton Starring in ‘Dark Matter’ Sci-Fi Multiverse Series On Apple TV Plus

Apple TV Plus has announced Joel Edgerton will star in the Dark Matter sci-fi series adaptation coming to the streaming service. Acclaimed, bestselling author Blake Crouch is serving as writer and showrunner, and Matt Tolmach is executive producing the new sci-fi series based on the bestselling novel of the same name. Dark Matter is a …

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DC Comics Announces Dark Matter Initiative With Superstar Creators

Following DC Comics’ Rebirth will be Dark Matter! DC Comics announced beginning this August, under the guidance of iconic artists Greg Capullo, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr., DC will launch new titles THE SILENCER, SIDEWAYS, IMMORTAL MEN, DAMAGE, NEW CHALLENGERS, with characters from each of these series first appearing in the previously …

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SyFy Renews Killjoys & Dark Matter For Season 2

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Good news for fans of the two space series that recently debuted on SyFy as the network has renewed season 2 for both Killjoys and Dark Matter.

A 10-episode second season is in store for Killjoys, and Dark Matter gets 13 episodes for its Season 2, both of which will premiere in 2016.

Killjoys averaged 1.5 million viewers in its first season and is from the producers of Orphan Black (Temple Street Productions) and the creator of Lost Girl (Michelle Lovretta); Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war. The series stars Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke Macfarlane.

Dark Matter averaged 1.8 million viewers in its first season and follows the crew of a derelict spaceship awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. Dark Matter is based on the graphic novel Dark Matter by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Millie (of the Stargate franchise). The cast includes: Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl), Roger Cross (The Strain), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Melissa O’Neil (Les Miserables), Joelle Ferland (Twilight), Alex Mallari, Jr (Robocop).

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SyFy Reveals Summer 2015 Programming Schedule

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SyFy revealed details for their Summer programming schedule lineup which includes three new series, three returnign series and Summertime’s must-watch event, Sharknado 3.

Syfy continues to roll out an ambitious slate of original programming, with its Summer 2015 programming schedule announced today. The slate includes two new scripted series: Killjoys, from the producers of Orphan Black, and Dark Matter, from the writers of Stargate Atlantis. Also on tap are the new unscripted game show Geeks Who Drink, hosted and executive produced by Zachary Levi; and returning seasons of scripted originals Defiance and Dominion, as well as fan-favorite Face Off. And of course, it wouldn’t be summer without Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, which anchors Syfy’s second annual Sharknado Week this July.

 

Syfy’s 2015 Summer Programming Highlights (all times ET/PT)

 

JUNE

Syfy’s new 8-11PM scripted programming block kicks off Friday, June 12 at 8PM with the two-hour premiere of Defiance, followed by the debut of Dark Matter at 10PM. On Friday, June 19, Killjoys joins the schedule, premiering at 9PM.

 

DEFIANCE (SEASON 3 PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 12 at 8PM

Defiance is the story of a ravaged planet Earth thirty-five years in the future, the lives of its citizens permanently altered following the sudden arrival of seven alien races. In this unknown and unpredictable landscape, the diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Following the events of last season’s cliffhanger finale, the series’ two-hour Season 3 premiere opens on the eve of an impending military siege – and the surprise arrival of the mysterious and nearly extinct Omec, an alien race of warriors.

The new season features cast additions Lee Tergesen (The Americans) as military leader General Rahm Tak, Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained) as Kindzi and Conrad Coates (The Strain) as her father, T’evgin. Returning cast includes Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene and Jesse Rath. Kevin Murphy (Desperate HousewivesCaprica) resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner.

 

DARK MATTER (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 12 at 10PM

In the new original series 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.

Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise, and developed with Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl), the series features Melissa O’Neil (Broadway’s Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop) and Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), with Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl). The 13 one-hour episodes are based on the graphic novel Dark Matter, also by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics.

 

KILLJOYS (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 19 at 9PM

Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war.

From Temple Street Productions, the producers of Orphan Black, and writer and showrunner Michelle Lovretta, creator of Lost Girl, the original, 10-episode Syfy series stars Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13).

 

JULY

 

DOMINION (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)

Premieres Thursday, July 9 at 10PM

Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is set in a post-apocalyptic future, 25 years after an army of lower angels waged an epic war against mankind. The series follows the reluctant “Chosen One,” Alex (Christopher Egan), who must fight to save humanity from the angels that are hell-bent on destroying them. In Dominion’s second season, humankind continues its struggle against the army of angels

 

GEEKS WHO DRINK (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Thursday, July 16 at 11:30PM

Zachary Levi executive produces and hosts this new, original weekly game show based on the nationwide pub trivia contest of the same name. In each installment, two teams of self-proclaimed “trivia geeks” (including a celebrity captain) battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction. After three rounds of raucous game-play and (mostly) friendly competition, the winning team will earn bragging rights, a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leaderboard and a bevy of prizes to geek out over.

 

SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres Wednesday, July 22 at 9PM

The global pop culture sensation returns to cause mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida. The two-hour original movie stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff (Fin’s father, Gil), Bo Derek (April’s mother, May), Ryan Newman (April and Fin’s daughter, Claudia Shepard), and Jack Griffo (Claudia’s friend, Billy).

Additional announced cameos include Mark Cuban (President of the United States), Ann Coulter (Vice President of the United States), Michele Bachmann, Kathie Lee and Hoda; Frankie Muniz; Anthony Weiner; Jerry Springer; Washington Redskins Ryan Kerrigan and Tom Compton, *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick, and Chris Jericho. A production of The Asylum, Sharknado 3 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.

 

SHARKNADO WEEK (PROGRAMMING EVENT)

Premieres Saturday, July 18 to Saturday, July 25

The second annual SHARKNADO WEEK will feature seven original movies, including:

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

Sharktopus Vs. Whale Wolf (Roger Corman’s third installment of the ‘Sharktopus’ franchise, starring Casper Van Dien)

3-Headed Shark Attack (starring Danny Trejo)

Roboshark

Mega Shark Vs. Kolossus (starring Illeana Douglas)

Zombie Shark (starring Jason London)

The world premiere of Lavalantula, starring Steve Guttenberg and fellow Police Academy alums Leslie Easterbrook and Michael Winslow, as they battle lava-breathing tarantulas threatening to destroy Los Angeles.

 

FACE OFF  (SEASON 9 PREMIERE)

Premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 9PM

In the hit competition series Face Off, special effects make-up artists participate in elaborate challenges to create amazing works of living art. The series’ ninth season will include its 100th episode.

McKenzie Westmore hosts, with Ve Neill (The Hunger GamesPirates of the Caribbean), Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New YorkHeroesLegion) and Neville Page (AvatarPrometheus) returning as judges. Hollywood makeup legend Michael Westmore (Star Trek) serves as the contestant mentor.

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Watch: SyFy Dark Matter Trailer

Watch the first trailer above for the new SyFy series Dark Matter, which premiers Friday, June 12th at 10pm ET.

Synopsis:

In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. Dark Matter is based on the graphic novel Dark Matter by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Millie (of the Stargate franchise). Cast includes: Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl), Roger Cross (The Strain) ,Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Melissa O’Neil (Les Miserables), Joelle Ferland (Twilight), Alex Mallari, Jr (Robocop)

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SyFy Announces Casting For Dark Matter

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SyFy has announced the cast of its new scripted series Dark Matter, which is based on the Dark Horse comic book of the same name created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise).

The series will feature Melissa O’Neil (Broadway production of Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop) and Jodelle Ferland (Twilight) with Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl).

Dark Matter begins production in Toronto on January 7th and will premiere on Syfy the Summer of 2015.

Dark Matter joins Syfy’s stable of acquired international and domestic co-productions ranging from the hit series Z Nation to popular programs such as Lost Girl, Bitten and Continuum, and the upcoming series Olympus.

Executive producers on Dark Matter are Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie and Vanessa Piazza. The series will be distributed internationally by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.

In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.

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SyFy Aquires New Original Series Dark Matter

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SyFy has announced they have acquired the new original series, Dark Matter, from the producers of Lost Girl and the writers of Stargate.

Dark Matter will be produced by Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl, XIII) and created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (Stargate franchise). 

The 13 one-hour episodes will be based on the graphic novel Dark Matter by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics, and will air on Syfy in 2015.

Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie and Vanessa Piazza. The series will be distributed internationally by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.

In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.

In making the announcement, Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy, said: “Dark Matter is a refreshing and entertaining space opera that blends an intriguing premise with fast-paced suspense. It will be a terrific addition to our prime time schedule next year.”

Said Jay Firestone, Prodigy Pictures: “We’re thrilled to be working with Joe and Paul, who have created a series that revolves around compelling characters that will keep its viewers guessing what’s coming up next.”

Said Cathy Payne, Chief Executive, Endemol Worldwide Distribution: “We are excited to be involved with Dark Matter and look forward to launching this internationally in 2015, concurrently with Syfy.”

Dark Matter joins Syfy’s international co-productions Z Nation and Olympus (which premieres in 2015) along with popular acquired series such as Lost Girl, Spartacus and Bitten.

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