Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid & More To Star In Syfy’s ‘Dark Matter’

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Dark MatterSyfy has set the cast for Dark Matter.

Melissa O’Neil (Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop) and Jodelle Ferland (Twilight) with Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl) are to star in the 13 episode space series, which hails from Stargate writers and executive producers Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozzi.

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.

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. Production is set to commence in Toronto in January, with Syfy eying a Summer 2015 premiere. Endemol Worldwide Distribution will handle global sales.