Here’s the press release:
SYFY ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF DARK MATTER FROM PRODIGY PICTURES
— From the Writers of Stargate, Season 2 to Premiere on Syfy in 2016 —
NEW YORK – September 1, 2015 – Syfy announced today that popular drama series Dark Matter has been renewed for a 13-episode second season, set to premiere on the network in 2016. The series, produced by Prodigy Pictures, follows six people who wake up on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got on board, averaged 1.8 million viewers in its first season on Syfy.*
“With its mysterious premise and fascinating characters, Dark Matter has built an incredibly loyal, passionate and engaged fan base,” said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Program Strategy, Syfy. “We look forward to another out-of-the-world season from this talented creative team.”
Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise, and developed with Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl), Dark Matter is based on Mallozzi and Mullie’s graphic novel of the same name, published by Dark Horse Comics. The series features Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Jodelle Ferland with Roger Cross and Zoie Palmer.
Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie and Vanessa Piazza.
· For more information about Dark Matter, including exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creators, visit http://www.syfy.com/darkmatter
· Photo: https://syfypr.app.box.com/s/prnkuv4typgefnfzdgw884k28cqpszi0
· Watch Season 1 online: http://www.syfy.com/darkmatter/videos/all/2616 or http://www.syfy.com/darkmatter/where-to-watch
· @SyfyTV #DarkMatter
* L3 data through first 9 episodes (series concluded 8/28/15)
About Prodigy Pictures:
Founded in 2006, Prodigy Pictures leads the way in the production of quality film, television and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically acclaimed television series Lost Girl, airing it’s fifth and final season on SyFy in the U.S. and on Showcase in Canada. Prodigy Pictures’ mission is to utilize the best talent worldwide to produce the highest quality content for a range of media. To that end, Prodigy has developed successful, international partnerships around the world, including those in the UK, France and the United States.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)