Syfy Acquires Dark Matter Graphic Novel Adaptation From Stargate Team

Syfy Dark Matter

Syfy has acquired the original series Dark Matter, an adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novels by Stargate franchise vets Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Mallozzi and Mullie will helm the 13-episode series, which is being produced by Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl, XIII). Endemol will distribute the drama internationally. Prodigy’s Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza will also serve as executive producers.

In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.

Dark Matter is a refreshing and entertaining space opera that blends an intriguing premise with fast-paced suspense,” says Syfy programming SVP Chris Regina. “It will be a terrific addition to our primetime schedule next year.”

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  1. “the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. ” sounds like it picks up from where Stargate Universe left off, heh.

  2. Mark says:

    I miss all the Stargate shows. SyFy broke my heart, but this might be enough for me to give them another shot.

    • Lizo says:

      Me too. SG1 really should have gotten a few more seasons. They’d figured out how to inject new life into it in s9/10 and it could have been sustained for a few more seasons.

      • David4 says:

        The creators had one more year of SG-1 planned. Atlantis got worse every season because they had no plan at all. But I would have loved season 11 of SG-1.

        • Zayne says:

          SGA had my favorite ensemble in seasons 2-3. Shepard, McKay, Weir, Teyla, and Ronan were an excellent group. I thought SGA always had a lot of potential storyline-wise that it tended to fumble. Dark Shepard will forever be the storyline I wish they’d stuck with.

    • I still miss SGA so much!

  3. Lizo says:

    Sounds cool and the Stargate team is pretty reliable (save for s5 of SGA). I’ll definitely check it out.

  4. Jennifer Sturdivant says:

    ooh could we see Ben Browder come back to syfy programming? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

  5. Brigid says:

    This sounds really cool, I’ll watch it.

  6. Jenny Stiven says:

    Congrats!! Looking forward to seeing this next chapter for you with this. I don’t get a chance to check in often but I love keeping up on the news!