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
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!
SYFY CONTINUES EXPANSION OF ORIGINAL DRAMA PROGRAMMING WITH
NEW SPACE ADVENTURE DRAMA SERIES
FROM THE PRODUCERS OF ORPHAN BLACK AND CREATOR OF
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
which will premiere in 2015.
From the producers of Orphan Black (Temple Street
Productions) and the creator of Lost Girl (Michelle
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.
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
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).
is produced by Temple Street Productions (Orphan Black,
Being Erica) in association with Syfy and Bell
Executive producers: David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg/Temple
Street Productions. International distribution via Universal
Bell Media/Space originally ordered the series and will air
Killjoys in Canada.
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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
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in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million
homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's
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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
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
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
“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.”
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.
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Killjoys Series Premiere -
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.
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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