THE WARRANT IS ALL: "KILLJOYS" RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON ON SYFY
-- Produced by Temple Street Productions in Association with Space --
-- Distributed Worldwide by Universal Cable Productions --
NEW YORK - September 1, 2015 - Syfy announced today that the acclaimed series Killjoys has been renewed for a second 10-episode season, scheduled to air in 2016. From Temple Street Productions (Orphan Black) and Michelle Lovretta, the creator of Lost Girl, Killjoys averaged 1.5 million viewers (L3) in its first season.
Produced in association with Space and distributed worldwide by Universal Cable Productions, Killjoys follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters who chase deadly Warrants (fugitives) throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war. The series stars Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, Luke Macfarlane as D'avin and Aaron Ashmore as John.
"With exciting space-based action, deep world building, and a standout cast, Killjoys has struck a nerve with viewers and critics alike," said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Original Content, Syfy. "We can't wait to see what adventures Michelle Lovretta and Temple Street take Dutch, John and D'avin on in season two."
"We couldn't be more excited to bring back Killjoys and its stellar cast to audiences across the U.S.," said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions and Executive Producers of Killjoys. "We look forward to working with the team at Syfy for a thrilling second season."
Killjoys is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy. Creator and showrunner Lovretta serves as executive producer and writer. Executive producers are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg and Karen Troubetzkoy.
Production Executives for Bell Media are Rebecca DiPasquale and Kathleen Meek. Tom Hastings is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Head, Specialty and Pay. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting.
The second season of Killjoys will join a rich 2016 Syfy lineup that includes previously announced scripted series The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman's bestselling novels; Gale Anne Hurd's thriller Hunters, the epic 10-part drama The Expanse (premiering December 14), and new seasons of 12 Monkeys and Dark Matter, also announced today.
Additional high profile scripted projects in development at Syfy include Incorporated, a futuristic espionage pilot from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Films; Hyperion, an adaptation of Dan Simmons' Hugo Award-winning best-selling novel; Aldous Huxley's classic novel Brave New World with Amblin Television; David Goyer's Superman prequel, Krypton; and Frederik Pohl's Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel Gateway.
About Temple Street Productions:
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects include, "Orphan Black" (BBC AMERICA, Space), "Killjoys" (Syfy, Space), "X Company" (CBC), "Being Erica" (CBC, SOAPnet), "The Next Step" (Family Channel), "Wingin' It" (Family Channel), "Million Dollar Critic" (W, BBC America), "Over the Rainbow" (CBC), "Recipe to Riches" (CBC, Food Network, Global), "Billable Hours" (Global, Showcase), "Canada's Next Top Model" (CTV), "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" (CBC) and "Darcy's Wild Life" (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information www.templestreetproductions.com twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP's content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, "Monk," and critic and fan favorites "Psych," "Battlestar Galactica," and "Warehouse 13." In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks, including: "Colony" (2016), "Dig," "Mr. Robot," "Playing House," "Royal Pains," "Satisfaction" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Childhood's End" (2015), "Defiance," "Dominion," "Hunters" (2016), "Killjoys," and "Magicians" (2016) on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and "Side Effects" on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
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