Dark Matter (TV series)
Second season intertitle
Joseph Mallozzi |
|Based on||Dark Matter series of comics|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Location(s)||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Running time||43 minutes|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||June 12, 2015 – present|
|Website at Space|
|Website at Syfy|
Dark Matter is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book of the same name and developed by Prodigy Pictures in association with Space channel. An order for 13 episodes was placed for the first season of the series, which premiered on June 12, 2015 on both Space and Syfy. The series was renewed for a 13-episode second season in September 2015, which premiered on July 1, 2016. Dark Matter was renewed for a 13-episode third season in September 2016, which is set to premiere in 2017.
A group of six people with no memory of who they are or where they came from wake up on a starship called the Raza. Naming themselves "One" through "Six" in the order of their awakening, they stabilize their vessel and begin trying to figure out what happened to them.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||June 12, 2015||August 28, 2015|
|2||13||July 1, 2016||September 16, 2016|
Cast and characters
- Marc Bendavid as One/Jace Corso/Derrick Moss (season 1; recurring season 2)
- Melissa O'Neil as Two/Rebecca/Portia Lin
- Anthony Lemke as Three/Marcus Boone
- Alex Mallari Jr. as Four/Ryo Tetsuda
- Jodelle Ferland as Five/Das/Emily Kolburn
- Roger Cross as Six/Griffin Jones/Lt. Kal Varrick
- Zoie Palmer as The Android
- Shaun Sipos as Devon Taltherd, a renowned surgeon haunted by his past (season 2)
- Melanie Liburd as Nyx Harper (season 2)
- David Hewlett as Tabor Calchek, the Raza crew's handler and agent
- Andrew Jackson as The General, the leader of the rebel group Procyon Insurrection
- Jeff Teravainen as Lt. Anders, a Galactic Authority Commander
- Torri Higginson as Commander Delaney Truffault of the Mikkei Combine
- Ellen Wong as Misaki Han, Commander of the Ishida Royal Guard, and childhood friend of Four (season 2)
- Mike Dopud as Arax Nero, a powerful well connected leader of a prison gang (season 2)
- Kris Holden-Ried as Galactic Authority Inspector Kyle Kierken (season 2)
- Amanda Brugel as Keeley, a miner the Raza crew encounter on a mission
- Ruby Rose as Wendy, an entertainment model android
- Natalie Brown as Sarah, Marcus Boone's lover before he became Three
- Ennis Esmer as Wexler, the leader of a mercenary group hired by Delaney Truffault to work with the Raza crew
- Jessica Sipos as Tash, a member of Wexler's mercenary group
- Jon Cor as Vons, a member of Wexler's mercenary group
- Conrad Pla as Cain, a member of Wexler's mercenary group
- Kerr Hewitt as Sgt. Voss, a Ferrous Corp soldier who serves aboard the FCS Deliverance
- Wil Wheaton as Alex Rook, President and CEO of Dwarf Star Technologies
- Franka Potente as Chief Inspector Shaddick of the Galactic Authority’s Serious Crimes Division (season 2)
Principal photography for the first season began in Toronto, Canada, on January 9, 2015, and concluded May 20, 2015.
On September 1, 2015, Syfy renewed Dark Matter for a second season. Chris Regina, Syfy’s senior VP of program strategy, said that "With its mysterious premise and fascinating characters, Dark Matter has built an incredibly loyal, passionate and engaged fan base. We look forward to another out-of-this-world season from this talented creative team." Production on the second season began on December 9, 2015, and concluded May 6, 2016. The third season began production on November 18, 2016.
Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave a 58% approval rating, with an average rating of 4.6/10 based on reviews from 12 critics, and 88% approval from the average audience. Metacritic gave the series an average score of 58 (out of 100) based on reviews from 5 critics, indicating "Mixed or average reviews".
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- "All-New Sci-Fi Series DARK MATTER Exerts Its Gravitational Pull, June 12 on Space". Space (Press release). Bell Media. May 20, 2015.
- Kennedy, John R. (December 12, 2014). "Sci fi series 'Dark Matter' to be filmed in Toronto". Global News.
- Liszewski, Bridget (May 20, 2015). "Dark Matter Premiere Dates Set". TheTVJunkies.com. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
- Petski, Denise (September 1, 2015). "'Killjoys' & 'Dark Matter' Renewed For Season 2 By Syfy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
- Schwartz, Ryan (April 29, 2016). "Killjoys, Dark Matter Get Season 2 Premiere Dates at Syfy". TVLine. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
- Petski, Denise (September 1, 2016). "'Killjoys' & 'Dark Matter' Renewed For Third Season By Syfy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (November 10, 2016). "November 10, 2016: If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, try again!". Retrieved November 10, 2016.
- "Dark Matter - Welcome To Your New Home - Review: "Crew Of The Raza" + POLL". SpoilerTV. 2016-07-02. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (December 10, 2014). "Introducing the Dark Matter cast!". Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (July 31, 2015). "So, uh, THAT'S why ONE (Derrick Moss)". Retrieved August 1, 2015.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (May 14, 2016). "May 14, 2016: Farewell, Jodelle!". Retrieved May 14, 2016.
- Petski, Denise (May 6, 2016). "'The Path' Ups Paul James; Shaun Sipos Joins 'Dark Matter'". Deadline. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (June 2, 2016). "June 2, 2016: Bubba's unruly travels! Dark Matter first looks pics! More casting announcements!". Retrieved June 2, 2016.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (May 1, 2016). "May 1, 2016: Easy to root for!". Retrieved May 1, 2016.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (April 2, 2015). "Dark Matter casting announcements! David Hewlett! Ruby Rose!". Retrieved April 2, 2015.
- "April 3, 2015: Yet another Stargate-Dark Matter connection! And let's meet some more of the people who'll be bringing you the show! - Josephmallozzi's Weblog". Josephmallozzi's Weblog.
- "July 22, 2015: Lulu! #DarkMatter notes!". Josephmallozzi's Weblog.
- Maggs, Sam (February 13, 2015). "The Two Baddest Ladies of Stargate Have Joined Syfy's New Show Dark Matter". Retrieved February 13, 2015.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (January 25, 2015). "Somewhere between druidic and herbaceous!". Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- "Space Expands its Universe as it Becomes #1 Entertainment Specialty Network For Key A25-54 Demo". Bell Media. July 21, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
- "April 29, 2015: Episode #110 rocks! Smoked meat and scotch! And, a mailbag!". April 29, 2015.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (June 25, 2015). "June 25, 2015: We're going to Comic Con! Dark Matter episode #102! More pics! Vids! Secrets!". Retrieved June 25, 2015.
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- Mallozzi, Joseph (May 24, 2016). "May 24, 2016: Franka Potenta boards Dark Matter!". Retrieved May 24, 2016.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (January 9, 2015). "Dark Matter, Episode #101, Production Day One!". Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (May 20, 2015). "May 20, 2015: And that's a wrap on Dark Matter's first season!". Retrieved June 15, 2015.
- Friedlander, Whitney (September 3, 2015). "Syfy Gives Second Seasons to 'Dark Matter,' 'Killjoys'". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (December 9, 2015). "December 9, 2015: Production begins on Dark Matter season 2!". Retrieved December 9, 2015.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (May 6, 2016). "May 6, 2016: And that's a main unit wrap on Dark Matter season 2!". Retrieved May 6, 2016.
- Mallozzi, Joseph (November 18, 2016). "November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 of 91!". Retrieved November 18, 2016.
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