Syfy has acquired original series Dark Matter from Stargate scribes Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. A co-production with Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl, XIII), the 13 one-hour episodes will be based on Mallozzi and Mullie’s graphic novel Dark Matter, published by Dark Horse Comics, and will air on Syfy in 2015. The writing duo also are exec producing. It centers on the crew of a derelict spaceship who 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. It will be a terrific addition to our prime time schedule next year”, said Chris Regina, SVP programming, Syfy.
Prodigy Pictures’ Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza also will exec produce the series, which will be distributed internationally by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.