The second season finale of Dark Matter (Syfy, Fridays, 10/9C) – But First, We Save the Galaxy – brings the crew of the Raza to Eos-7 to try to prevent a war between the corporations. It’s the first Council of Corporations face-to-face meeting in over a decade (these people really don’t trust each other…).
What began as a series about mind-wiped six strangers on a spaceship has evolved into one where they’ve learned who they were and chosen not to be those people anymore. That decision put them in the surprising position of becoming something of an unheralded group of interstellar Robin Hoods – while leaving them among the most wanted (former) criminals in the galaxy.
Syfy has announced third season renewals for its Friday night space operas, Killjoys and Dark Matter ahead of their second season finales.
Killjoys wraps up its second season tomorrow, Friday, September 2nd (9/8C), while Dark Matter will run back-to-back episodes on Friday, September 9th (10/9C) before concluding its second season run on Friday, September 16th (10/9C).
Series descriptions and social media info follow the break.
Syfy has ordered two Grant Morrison projects to be produced by Universal Cable Productions: first: Morrison and Brian Taylor will adapt Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World; second, Morrison and Taylor will adapt Morrison’s graphic novel – created with artist Darick Robertson.
Morrison is best know for his works in comics, with his time on Batman probably being the most famous. Darick Robertson is probably best known for illustrating Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan.
Brian Taylor is best known for the films Crank and Gamer.
This fall, Syfy’s Z Nation will return for its third season. A new trailer suggests all kinds of chaos – with the team of survivors trying to save the world being reduced and the key Blue Boy looking like he’s prepared to have a lot of fun wiping them out.
The chaotic yet surprisingly engaging trailer follows the jump.
I first met Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens Director Anthony C. Ferrante at a SyFy channel event a few years ago. I didn’t know who he was, but Sharknado was the talk of Comic-Con that year. Everywhere I went people made jokes about it, even a lot of the celebrities that I talked to. The first film touched a cultural nerve, now 4 years later and the franchise is still going strong. The movie debuts on SyFy Channel this week (Sunday, July 31st)
Dark Matter’s first season cliffhanger left us hanging with the crew of the Raza being carted off by Galactic Authority as a result of being betrayed by Six.
The season two premiere (Welcome to Your New Home (this season the eps have titles!) begins with Two, Three and Four going through contamination as they enter a high security prison on an airless moon. Things can only get better from there, right?
There are a lot of parallels between Wynonna Earp and Buffy the Vampire Slayer – being the Chosen One/Heir, being a bit of a troublemaker, having a younger sister and, oh, yeah, being tasked with slaying evil supernatural entities.
The primary big differences are: not having Joss Whedon writing/producing her exploits; having a much smaller budget, and being more a Western in Purgatory rather than a High School is Hell scenario.
Syfy has ordered Superman prequel Krypton to pilot. The pilot, which is set two generations prior to the planet’s destruction, follow’s Superman’s grandfather as he attempts to redeem his family’s honor and save the planet after the House of El had been shamed and ostracized.
The pilot and story are written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg and directed by Damian Kindler. For more, follow the jump.