Dark Matter co-creator Joseph Mallozzi took to his blog Friday morning to express his disappointment at the cancellation, saying, “To say that I’m incredibly disappointed would be an understatement… For today, I just want to extend a heartfelt thanks to my amazing crew, my wonderful cast, and to all of you, our incredible fans. You all deserved better.”
The Canadian drama followed six people who woke up with no memories above a spacecraft and their search for answers. The Season 3 finale aired last week.
Killjoys, which airs its third season finale tonight, will receive 20 more episodes, spread out across Season 4 and Season 5, to wrap up its story of a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters – rebel leader Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), tech-savvy John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore) and tactical D’avin Jaqobis (Luke MacFarlane) – on the brink of a multiplanetary war.
“This renewal is the kind of privilege every creator hopes for – a chance to plan the end of your story with the luxury of 20-episodes to do it,” said creator and executive producer Michelle Lovretta in a statement. “I’m immensely grateful that both of our network partners – along with Temple Street and UCP – have given our team, cast and fans this incredible opportunity.”
David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg and Karen Troubetzkoy also serve as executive producers. The series is from Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios and Universal Cable Productions for Syfy and Space, which airs the show in Canada.
Season 4 of Killjoys will air in 2018.
Linda Ge | TV Editor