Syfy is re-teaming with Stargate writers and executive producers Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozzi for Dark Matter, a 13 episode space-opera series which is being eyed for a 2015 premiere.
Dark Matter follows the crew of a derelict spaceship as they are awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.
“Dark Matter is a refreshing and entertaining space opera that blends an intriguing premise with fast-paced suspense”, said Chris Regina, Syfy’s Senior Vice President of Programming. “It will be a terrific addition to our prime time schedule next year”.
The series, which hails from Lost Girl indie Prodigal Pictures, is based on the graphic novel by Mullie and Mallozzi, who also executive produce alongside Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza. Endemol Worldwide Distribution will handle international distribution.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Joe and Paul, who have created a series that revolves around compelling characters that will keep its viewers guessing what’s coming up next”, added Executive Producer Jay Firestone, who has been involved with numerous sci-fi series including Lost Girl and Andromeda.
Dark Matter is the second space-opera series to get the greenlight at Syfy in recent months. The network, who in the last year refocused their efforts on scripted, also has The Expanse on tap for 2015. Both represent Syfy’s first real efforts in the space-opera genre since the likes of Battlestar Galactica and Stargate Universe wrapped their runs in 2009 and 2011, respectively.