Two new sci-fi series are coming your way this month with another to follow later in the year, all on the Syfy Channel. The Friday night line-up includes the mercenary show Killjoys and the psychological outer space thriller Dark Matter. A release date for the dark Them vs. Us series The Expanse has not yet been released.
In Killjoys, a Canadian production by Lost Girl writer Michelle Lovretta, three bounty hunters including genre and Syfy veteran Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, Lost Girl, Smallville, Veronica Mars) chase their deadly targets across the galaxy in what looks to be a fun, Firefly style show.
Dark Matter, another Canadian production, features a six-person crew of a spacecraft who all had their memories wiped and must work together to learn why. The preview has this series looking like a darker version of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Conundrum,” where the crew was mind-wiped in order to use their technology to take sides in a battle between two warring factions. Look for genre veteran Roger E. Cross (Arrow, Orphan Black, The Returned, Eureka, 24, Star Trek Enterprise, The X-Files) as one of the stars of the show, and Lost Girl’s Zoie Palmer as “The Android.”
Based on the James S.A. Corey’s novel Leviathan Wakes, The Expanse stars Thomas Jane (The Punisher, Medium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Grimm, 24), Steven Strait (Sky High), Cas Anvar (Lost, Leverage, Source Code, In Plain Sight), and Wes Chatham (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay). This series has a bit of an Aliens universe vibe. A spaceship crew finds a derelict vessel with secrets that could spell doom for the human race.
Here’s the preview for Killjoys:
Killjoys airs Fridays this summer at 8 p.m. Central on Syfy and the Space Channel. The series begins June 19.
Here is the preview for Dark Matter:
Dark Matter will follow Killjoys this summer on Friday nights, and begins June 12, at 9 p.m. Central.
And here is the preview for The Expanse:
The Expanse does not yet have a release date.