9:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Killjoys,' 'Dark Matter' Renewed for Third Seasons at Syfy
Syfy is keeping two of its Canadian imports around.
Killjoys and Dark Matter have been renewed for third seasons, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network announced Thursday.
Killjoys, from Canadian producer Temple Street, Universal Cable Productions and creator Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl), has had a solid run on Fridays. With three days of DVR, the drama starring Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane has averaged 1.1 million total viewers and 500,000 adults 18-49.
Dark Matter, meanwhile, has not fared as well, but the Prodigy Pictures drama based on the graphic novel of the same name is a low-cost import from Canada. Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (Stargate), the drama stars Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Jodelle Ferland.
Dark Matter and Killjoys — which both wrap their sophomore runs this month — join recently renewed cult hit Wynona Earp (a fellow Canadian import) as earning recent renewals for 2017.
Syfy has strived in the past few years to reinvent itself with a focus on more traditional science-fiction fare along the lines of critical favorite Battlestar Galactica. The network's recent success stories include critical darling 12 Monkeys (renewed for a third yet smaller season), The Magicians, The Expanse and Z Nation. Anthology Channel Zero is due out in October and Incorporated is set for the fall.