Syfy Pulls The Plug On Dark Matter After Three Seasons

Syfy has pulled the plug on Dark Matter after three seasons. Last weeks airing of the third season finale will now be the series finale. Dark Matter followed an intergalactic crew that awakens on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or why they are there. The series starred: Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, and Zoie Palmer. The series was created by and based off the Dark Horse graphic novel from Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.

Dark Matter

That leaves the network with nine already existing scripted series: Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Z Nation, Wynonna Earp, Van Helsing, The Expanse, Channel Zero, The Magicians and Blood Drive… and four new series on the way: Happy! starring Chris Meloni and Patton Oswalt, Superstition with Mario van Peebles, Ghost Wars with Vincent D'Onofrio and the Superman prequel series Krypton with Cameron Cuffe.

The network is also developing a pilot based on the George R. R. Martin novella, Nightflyers and a series based on the world from the Tremors movie franchise that will include one of the original film stars, Kevin Bacon.

The move is a bit of a surprise as Syfy has been actively trying to recapture the science fiction theme the debuted with and Dark Matter fit that well. No official announcement has been made by the network.

Source: Variety

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.