Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Syfy Orders 10 Episodes of Drama 'Killjoys' from 'Lost Girl' Creator Michelle Lovretta

Syfy is continuing its aggressive push into expanding its scripted lineup with the pickup of 10 episodes of adventure drama series Killjoys created by Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl). The drama from Temple Street Productions is expected to premiere in 2015.

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."

"With its explosive action, smartly-driven 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 Dave How, President, Syfy.

Killjoys is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Syfy and Bell Media/Space. Lovretta will series as executive producer and showrunner. David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg will also executive produce.

Killjoys joins an expanded lineup at the network which includes new dramas Dominion (set for a June premiere); Ascension and Z Nation (both slated for fall); and 12 Monkeys, The Expanse and Olympus (which will start in 2015). They join new seasons of returning dramas Defiance, Haven and Helix.