Continuing a major expansion of its scripted primetime programming schedule, Syfy today announced a new 10-episode space adventure drama series, “Killjoys,” which will premiere in 2015.
From the producers of “Orphan Black” (Temple Street Productions) and the creator of “Lost Girl” (Michelle Lovretta), “Killjoys” follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war.
“Killjoys” will join Syfys existing hits “Defiance,” “Helix” and “Haven,” and the upcoming series “Dominion,” “Ascension,” “The Expanse” and “12 Monkeys.”
Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy: “With its explosive action, smartly-drawn characters, and fun and provocative story-lines, ‘Killjoys’ has all the ingredients to make it the perfect complement to our expanding slate of quality science fiction drama series.”
Said “Killjoys” executive producers David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg: “We are delighted to have ‘Killjoys’ on Syfy in the U.S. It is our first project with them and the perfect home for this compelling, futuristic series packed with suspense and provocative story lines.”
Bell Media/Space originally ordered the series and will air “Killjoys” in Canada.