EXCLUSIVE: 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.