May 11, 2015
Stargate SG-1 and Sanctuary veteran Amanda Tapping will guest-star on Syfy and Space's Killjoys, the Canadian bounty hunter drama that debuts on June 19, The
Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Sci-fi royalty Tapping will play a fiercely clever scientist in one episode at the back half of the season, with her character's "charismatic charm" keeping her true intentions concealed from the Killjoys. Tapping also played a scientist, Dr. Helen Magnus, in Sanctuary, another Syfy drama, and performed the role of Captain Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1.
Tapping boards Killjoys, a 10-episode joint venture between Syfy and Canada's Space channel, with Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane in the lead roles as a trio of badass intergalactic bounty hunters tracking down fugitives. British actress John-Kamen plays Dutch, a top-level Killjoy who chases deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of class war.
Ashmore is peacemaker John Jaqobis, and Macfarlane is sarcastic, yet loyal solider D'avin. Killjoys comes from creator Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl) and Temple Street Productions, which also produces Orphan Black.
The show is executive produced by Lovretta, David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, with Karen Troubetzkoy producing. The writers include Jeremy Boxen, Aaron Martin, Emily Andras and Adam Barken.
Universal Cable Productions is distributing the series worldwide.
July 24, 2014
The cast list for Syfy’s upcoming space-set action series Killjoys is coming together, and it will apparently feature one very familiar face for fans of the network.
TV Line is reporting Warehouse 13 star Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and British actress Hannah John-Kamen (The Hour) have all scored major, starring roles in the new adventure series.
The series will be heading into deep space to follow a fun-loving, hard-living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war.
Sounds like it could have a bit of a Farscape vibe, and it comes from the producers of Orphan Black, while the pilot is being written by Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta. We’re definitely encouraged by the Orphan Black pedigree, so fingers crossed.
Ashmore plays John Jaqobis, who is described as “a cheerful peacemaker who prefers not to fight, though his sarcastic wit has put him into the fray enough over the years to teach him how to do it well,” while Macfarlane’s D’avin is apparently a “former soldier whose hard-won expertise in tactics, maneuvers and hand-to-hand combat make him an instant asset to the Killjoy team.”
The only female of the initial trio, John-Kamen, will play the character Dutch. The report describes her as “gorgeous, complicated and deadly” while boasting a “unique gift for earning people’s respect, regardless of their class. But beneath her banter and flirtations, there is a maturity and deep solemnity stemming from a dark past.”
April 30, 2014
Earlier today we had very disappointing news, thank you FOX Television, because they decides to cancel Almost Human, one of the best new TV Series this season IMHO. Syfy had better news today, we are going to get another sci-fi series set in space, at least it seems that way when reading the premise! see post below:
Syfy, which will be holding its upfront presentation later today, continues to aggressively build a scripted primetime lineup with the addition of new 10-episode adventure drama series, Killjoys, which will premiere in 2015.
Originally ordered by Bell Media’s Space in Canada, Killjoys comes from the producers of Orphan Black, Temple Street Prods., and the creator of Lost Girl, Michelle Lovretta. It follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war. “With its explosive action, smartly-drawn characters, and fun and provocative story-lines, Killjoys has all the ingredients to make it the perfect complement to our expanding slate of quality science fiction drama series,” said Syfy president Dave Howe.
Killjoys joins four other recently picked up new Syfy series, Dominion, Ascension, The Expanse and 12 Monkeys, as well as existing dramas Defiance, Helix and Haven. Killjoys is produced by Temple Street Prods. in association with Syfy and Bell Media/Space. Lovretta created the series and serves as executive producer/showrunner. Temple Street’s David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg also exec produce. Universal Cable Prods. will handle international distribution.