When Dark Matter returns with its next season, Syfy has plenty in store for you, including a few new cast members.
Syfy has already said that Melanie Liburd, from the Game of Thrones, has joined the cast, and now, Shaun Sipos, from Melrose Place, will be joining as a series regular, playing Devon, a former surgeon with a troubled past that could pose a danger to the Raza crew.
Franka Potente, who starred in The Bourne Identity, will guest-star as the cool and calculated Galactic Authority Commander Shaddick, who is focused on proving that the crew of the Raza were mixed up in the destruction of Iriden 3. In addition, there will be a guest appearance by Mike Dopud (Continuum), portraying the leader of a controlling prison gang, and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) will be playing as a close childhood friend of Four.
“With its mysterious premise and fascinating characters, Dark Matter has built an incredibly loyal, passionate and engaged fan base,” said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President of Syfy. “We look forward to another out-of-the-world season from this talented creative team.”
Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozzi are the co-creators of Dark Matter, and both of them were also executive producers and writers for the Stargate franchise. This show is built around Mullie and Mallozzi’s graphic novel (same name), that was published by Dark Horse Comics. Because the source material was written way ahead of time, the series could carefully unfold in a calculated manner, which came across nicely on-screen.
For anyone who is a little rusty on what happened in Dark Matter — it follows the lives of six people who wake up on a derelict spaceship with no memory of who they are, or how they even came to be on the spaceship.
The first season created an environment where viewers were able to discover the details of each of the characters, along with the identity and backstory of each crew member. When the season finale arrived, the shipmates on the Raza were like family, and this group of very amiable characters has become a sci-fi fan favorite collective.
At the end of season one, there were a number of story arcs that were left up in the air, including why Six was abruptly accompanied by the Galactic Authority. We were never given a clear answer on The Android’s strange feelings, nor were we told why Five was motivated to supposedly execute the mind wipe. With season two coming, fans will have an opportunity to resolve some of these mysteries.