The newest sci-fi series from Stargate writers and executive producers Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozzi is heading to Syfy UK.
The NBCU owned and operated channel has picked up the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to “space-opera” Dark Matter from international distributor Endemol Shine International, TVWise has learned.
Based on the graphic novel by Mullie and 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 13 episode series, which premieres on Syfy in the US in Friday June 12th at 10/9c, is produced by Lost Girl indie Prodigy Pictures and stars Melissa O’Neil (Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop), Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl).
Syfy UK’s acquisition of Dark Matter is part of a wider deal between Endemol Shine International and Universal Networks International which will see the series debut on Syfy channels in more than 86 countries – including Australia, France and Germany – shortly after the US premiere as part of a strategy known as “Express From The US”.
“We are pleased to be making Dark Matter a global Syfy experience, expressed to air shortly after the US debut this summer”, said Steve Patscheck, Executive Vice President of Programming for Universal Networks International. “Wherever possible we aim to bring our viewers new content at the same time as it premieres in the US, ensuring that Syfy viewers around the world can share a global experience.”