April 8, 2015
Premiere Dates Syfy's 'Dark Matter' & ABC's 'Whispers'
Today two announcements were made about two new upcoming sci-fi series. First one is the most interesting, Dark Matter, which whill premiere on June 12 in the US and very shortly after in many other countries (see post below).
The other one is The Whispers (ABC), a new V kind of series when looking at the premise. It will premiere on June 1st in the US. (See post below)
Syfy series Dark Matter is set to premiere in on the Syfy channel in 86 countries shortly following its U.S. debut on June 12. From Prodigy Pictures, Dark Matter is a 13-part drama that follows the crew of a derelict spaceship who are awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they must work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. The series is created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. It will be available near-simultaneously in Australia, Asia, Central Europe, the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Latin America this summer.
The Whispers (new series; several D.C. kids begin talking about their imaginary friend, Drill. But what the parents don’t know is that this friend is not as imaginary as they think. And then the mysterious games Drill convinces the kids to play turn dangerous.)
February 22, 2015
It’s been a few years since fans had a Stargate series on the air, but a whole lot of the creative team is putting together the new Syfy series Dark Matter — and they’ve just added a few more
The 13-episode Dark Matter comes from the minds of former Stargate producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and is slated to debut on Syfy (Disclosure: Parent company of Blastr) this summer. The series follows the crew of a spaceship who awake from stasis with no clue where they are. Mallozzi and Mullie have now tapped old friends Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1’s Samantha Carter) and Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis’ Dr. Elizabeth Weir) to make sure this project has even more of a Stargate connection.
Higginson will reportedly guest-star in an early episode as the character Cmdr. Delaney Truffault, though Mallozzi noted in a recent blog post that fans could likely expect her to stick around beyond that initial appearance. Higginson’s character played a key role in the early years of Stargate: Atlantis, though she was eventually written out in the final few years.
Sadly, Tapping will only be working behind the camera this time around — following up on the burgeoning directorial career she’s been building with a smattering of SG-1, Primeval: New World and Continuum episodes over the years. She’ll reportedly be directing the fourth episode of Dark Matter’s debut season.
The series’ main cast includes Melissa O’Neil (Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (RoboCop), Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl).
October 15, 2014
Syfy has acquired the original series Dark Matter, an adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novels by Stargate franchise vets Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Mallozzi and Mullie will helm the 13-episode series, which is being produced by Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl, XIII). Endemol will distribute the drama internationally. Prodigy’s Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza will also serve as executive producers.
In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship 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,” says Syfy programming SVP Chris Regina. “It will be a terrific addition to our primetime schedule next year.
This really sounds interesting!