Dark Matter is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book of the same name and developed by Prodigy Pictures in association with Space channel. An order for 13 episodes was placed for the first season of the series, which premiered on June 12, 2015 on both Space and Syfy. The series was renewed for a 13-episode second season in September 2015, which premiered on July 1, 2016. Dark Matter was renewed for a 13-episode third season in September 2016, which is set to premiere in 2017.
A group of six people with no memory of who they are or where they came from wake up on a starship called the Raza. Naming themselves "One" through "Six" in the order of their awakening, they stabilize their vessel and begin trying to figure out what happened to them.
Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave a 58% approval rating, with an average rating of 4.6/10 based on reviews from 12 critics, and 88% approval from the average audience. Metacritic
gave the series an average score of 58 (out of 100) based on reviews from 5 critics, indicating "Mixed or average reviews".
The series premiere pulled 273,000 overnight viewers on the Space channel in Canada, and 1.28 million viewers for its premiere on the Syfy channel in the U.S