Syfy has greenlit the drama series “Dark Matter,” which comes from Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, the writers behind “Stargate.” The 13 one-hour episodes will be based on the graphic novel of the same name.
Prodigy Pictures, the team behind “Lost Girl” and “XIII,” is set to produce. The series will premiere sometime in 2015.
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“Dark Matter” is based on the popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name, which follows, “the crew of a derelict spaceship (that) is 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, Senior Vice President, Programming at Syfy. “It will be a terrific addition to our prime time schedule next year.”
Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie and Vanessa Piazza will executive produce. Endemol Worldwide Distribution will distribute internationally.
“Dark Matter” will join Syfy’s additional international co-productions “Z Nation” and “Olympus,” the latter of which also premieres in 2015. The NBC Universal owned network’s other popular acquired series include “Lost Girl,” “Spartacus,” and “Bitten.”