Syfy Renews Both “Killjoys” & “Dark Matter”

U.S. cable channel Syfy has ordered further seasons of its two recent space-set science-fiction series “Dark Matter” and “Killjoys” which both wrapped their initial runs this month.

“Dark Matter,” from “Stargate” show runners Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, will get a further thirteen episodes. That series, which averaged 1.8 million viewers during its first season, follows six mercenaries who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memory of who they are and how they got there.

“Killjoys,” from “Orphan Black” creator Michelle Lovretta, will score a further ten episodes. That show follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters who chase deadly warrants throughout a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war. The first season averaged 1.5 million viewers.

Both shows will premiere their second seasons next Summer.

Source: The Live Feed