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"Killjoys" review by Suzanne 5/24/15
Premieres June 19th 9/8c on Syfy

The show is set in the future, in a cluster of worlds where corporations are running everything. The "Killjoys" are bounty hunters that hunt down criminals for pay. The heroes of are story, John and Dutch, usually only hunt down minor criminals, not ones they'd have to kill.  In the premiere, John finds that his brother, D'Avin, has a warrant out to be killed. Of course they rescue him and he joins their group.

The universe the show's set in is reminiscent of very many other scifi shows and movies, such as "Guardians of the Galaxy" or "Bladerunner" or "Firefly" - take your pick. The show is not bad. It's a lot of fun and has tons of action and quite a bit of mystery and intrigue. If you like scifi, you should enjoy it...as long as you don't have really high expectations. It's not as good as Syfy's other shows, like "Defiance" or "12 Monkeys," for instance. The best thing about it is the cast. Aaron Ashmore (of "Warehouse 13") and Luke McFarlane (of "Brothers and Sisters") plays John and D'Avin. Hannah John-Kamen, who's been in many shows, plays the sexy Dutch.

Check it out and see if you like it!

MORE INFORMATION:

SYFY CONTINUES EXPANSION OF ORIGINAL DRAMA PROGRAMMING WITH NEW SPACE ADVENTURE DRAMA SERIES KILLJOYS

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF ORPHAN BLACK AND CREATOR OF LOST GIRL

10-EPISODE SERIES PREMIERES ON SYFY IN 2015

NEW YORK – April 30, 2014 – Continuing a major expansion of its scripted primetime programming schedule, Syfy today announced a new 10-episode space adventure drama series, Killjoys, which will premiere in 2015.

From the producers of Orphan Black (Temple Street Productions) and the creator of Lost Girl (Michelle Lovretta), Killjoys 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.

Killjoys will join Syfy’s existing hits Defiance, Helix and Haven, and the upcoming series Dominion, Ascension, The Expanse and 12 Monkeys.

Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy: “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 Killjoys executive producers: David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg: “We are delighted to have Killjoys on Syfy in the U.S. It is our first project with them and the perfect home for this compelling, futuristic series packed with suspense and provocative storylines.”

Creator/executive producer/showrunner: Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl, The Secret Circle). Producer: Temple Street Productions (Orphan Black, Being Erica). Killjoys is produced by Temple Street Productions (Orphan Black, Being Erica) in association with Syfy and Bell Media/Space. Executive producers: David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg/Temple Street Productions. International distribution via Universal Cable Productions. 

Bell Media/Space originally ordered the series and will air Killjoys in Canada.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

SYFY, SPACE AND TEMPLE STREET PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE HANNAH JOHN-KAMEN, AARON ASHMORE AND LUKE MACFARLANE WILL STAR IN NEW SCRIPTED SERIES KILLJOYS

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF ORPHAN BLACK AND THE CREATOR OF LOST GIRL

10-EPISODE SPACE ADVENTURE SERIES BEGINS PRODUCTION IN TORONTO AUGUST 5

NEW YORK – July 22, 2014 – Syfy, Space and Temple Street Productions announced today that Hannah John-Kamen, who starred in the West End musical Viva Forever, Aaron Ashmore, who played Steve Jinks on the long-running Warehouse 13, and Luke Macfarlane, who portrayed Scotty Wandell in the popular Brothers and Sisters, have been cast as the leads in the upcoming original space adventure drama series Killjoys.

From Temple Street Productions, the producers of Orphan Black, and Michelle Lovretta, the creator of Lost Girl who will serve as writer and showrunner, Killjoys 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, multi-planetary class war. Chris Grismer (Vampire Diaries) will direct the pilot and additional episodes.

Commissioned by Space and produced by Temple Street Productions for Space and Syfy, the 10-episode, one-hour series will begin production in Toronto on August 5. Killjoys will premiere on Syfy and Space in 2015.

In Killjoys, Hannah John-Kamen stars as the gorgeous, complicated, and deadly Dutch. A top-level Killjoy, she’s a much loved and charming presence in her community, with a unique gift for earning people’s trust and respect regardless of their class. Under her banter and protective flirtations, there is pain, maturity, and a deep solemnity resulting from a dark secret past.

Aaron Ashmore takes on the role of John Jaqobis, a peacemaker who hates conflict. Cheerful and kind-hearted, John prefers not to fight, but his sarcastic wit has put him into the fray enough over the years to teach him how to do it well, and dirty.

Luke Macfarlane stars as D’avin, a handsome, rugged, sarcastic, and incredibly loyal former soldier. He dreamed of enlisting in the military since boyhood, and his hard-won expertise in tactics, maneuvers and hand-to-hand combat make him an instant asset to the Killjoy team.

Said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Original Content, Syfy: “We’re very fortunate to have these three very talented young actors join the outstanding Killjoys creative team.”

“Hannah, Aaron and Luke are the perfect combination to lead this exciting new drama series,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “With only two weeks remaining until the start of production, we look forward to seeing the universe this trio will bring to life with our stellar partners, Temple Street Productions and Syfy.”

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Hannah, Aaron and Luke sign on to play our stalwart team of bounty hunters,” commented Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, Executive Producers and Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions. “We're looking forward to getting production underway with this killer ensemble and our partners Space and Syfy.”

Killjoys was created by Michelle Lovretta who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions. Director and Consulting Producer is Chris Grismer. Producer is Karen Troubetzkoy. Writers are Jeremy Boxen, Emily Andras and Adam Barken.  Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide.

WATCH THE TRAILER RIGHT NOW!

 

 

Killjoys Series Premiere - Trailer

Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard-living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war. This new action thriller series premieres on Friday, June 19 at 9/8c.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8rLnjMqi78

KILLJOYS                                                                              (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 19 at 9PM

Killjoys 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, multi-planetary class war.

From Temple Street Productions, the producers of Orphan Black, and writer and showrunner Michelle Lovretta, creator of Lost Girl, the original, 10-episode Syfy series stars Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13).


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