Syfy to Make Television Adaptation of Dark Matter. Stargate franchise vets Joseph Mallozi and Paul Mullie are making a comeback to Syfy as the network has acquired the television rights for their comic book series Dark Matter, a space drama taking place in the outer reaches of space.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news as Syfy makes the move to focus on bringing more space dramas for the network. Prodigy Pictures, known for producing Syfy show Lost Girl as it approaches its final season will help Mallozzi and Mullie helm the 13-episode series. Prodigy’s Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza will serve as executive producers for the series. Endemol will manage with the global distribution of the show.
For those who aren’t familiar with the story, Dark Matter follows a crew on a deserted spaceship who wake up from stasis with no memories of who they were and how they got on board. With threats at every turn, the crew must work together for survival in a voyage filled with revenge, treachery, and buried secrets.
“Dark Matter is a refreshing and entertaining space opera that blends an intriguing premise with fast-paced suspense,” Chris Regina, Syfy’s Senior Vice President said. “It will be a terrific addition to our prime time schedule next year.”
Originally conceived as a television series by Mallozi, Dark Matter became comic book series published through Dark Horse Comics. Dark Matter had a limited run with 4 issues released between January and April of 2012. Now with the comic becoming a television series, Mallozi’s dream has been fulfilled to bring his concept into the small screen thanks to Syfy.
The space drama will be unveiled on Syfy sometime in 2015. So will you guys be watching the space opera unfold once it comes out?
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