Apr 302014

As much as I rage against the SyFy channel, they seem to be putting an emphasis on getting back to basics with the new shows they’re developing. The latest offering is Killjoys, a 10 episode that is set to premiere in 2015. The show was originally ordered by Space, the Canadian counterpart to SyFy, and it is created by the creator of Lost Girl and the producers of Orphan Black.

So what’s Killjoys about, you ask? According to Deadline,  “It 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.” Dave Howe, the president of SyFy, says, “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 series.”

Sounds like it can be interesting. SyFy seems to be putting the sci-fi back into their lineup after years of garbage like Ghost Hunters and all that other junk. The channel has announced new seasons for Defiance, Helix, and Haven. Those shows will be joined eventually be Dominion, Ascension, The Expanse, Frank Miller’s Ronin, and Letter 44. Also in possible development is a new series by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. He’s working on Clones, a series that will focus on secret government conspiracies dealing with cloning. I must stress that Clones is only in development, and has not yet been greenlit for a regular tv slot.

I just hope that the new shows are good ones and that SyFy is willing to support them for a few seasons to help them find an audience. We’ll just have to wait and see how it pans out, but it’ll be nice to have solid sci-fi shows on the channel on a regular basis.

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