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Killjoys: Watch the Twisty First 4-1/2 Minutes of Syfy's New Space Drama

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Syfy is ready to sic its Killjoys on the universe, and TVLine has your first look at the series premiere’s first four-plus minutes.

From Orphan Black‘s Temple Street Productions and Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta, Killjoys — premiering Friday, June 19 at 9/8c on Syfy as well as Canada’s Space — follows three interplanetary bounty hunters (or “Killjoys”) as they chase deadly fugitives throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war.

Hannah John-Kamen (The Hour) stars as Dutch, a top-level Killjoy hiding a deep solemnity resulting from a dark, secret past; Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, Smallville) plays John Jaqobis, a Level 3 Killjoy who, despite his profession, always prefers to wield his sarcastic wit; and Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) fills the role of D’avin Jaqobis, a former soldier whose expertise in tactics and hand-to-hand combat make him an instant asset to the team.

In the series’ cold open above, John looks to be in a bad way, held captive and tortured for intel on the location of a bounty’s ship, until Dutch (sorta?) comes to his (possible?) rescue.

Watch the sneak peek and then tell us: Might Killjoys be your new sci-fi joy?

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21 Comments
  1. Nick says:

    Looks fun to me!!

  2. Wordsmith says:

    It’s got a slick look and a fun energy to it. Feels a bit like Firefly remade on a Canadian TV budget, which could be entertaining or could be tragically disappointing.

  3. Sarah says:

    Looks great!

  4. wrstlgirl says:

    Looking forward to it and the return of Defiance!!!!

  5. Katherine215 says:

    Already on the DVR! Syfy has done a pretty good job with their summer shows – Defiance, Dominion, Alphas (though I’ll never forgive them for cancelling that show!!). Hope this one is just as good.

    • bj says:

      It’s already on mine too. I usually give all new Canadian shows a look and this one looks like it won’t disappoint.

    • LynnH says:

      I can’t believe SyFy left poor Gary alone in that Subway station surrounded by his “dead” friends. Alphas deserved much better.

  6. James D says:

    um more please :) looks really good but I’m a sucker for that kind of space operay sci-fi and add Aaron Ashmore into the mix and I’m sold. Can’t wait.

  7. Skyfan says:

    Looks VERY Firefly-ish! Can’t wait to see more and if there is wit in this ‘verse too!

  8. murley says:

    It’s a summer show and it has Aaron Ashmore. That’s enough to get me to check it out!

  9. Drewer says:

    Oh I’m glad that with The Following just ending I’m glad an Ashmore will be back on TV.

  10. meatwad says:

    looks like a good one, will definitely be checking it out

  11. The Watcher says:

    I’m sufficiently intrigued. It has a very Firefly meets Guardians of the Galaxy feel, but I’m hoping the cleverness of the setup doesn’t belie the level of eventual world building.

  12. Sheldon W. says:

    Great fun!

  13. Lizo says:

    Thanks tvline for including the note about it airing on Space in Canada; appreciate the inclusion

  14. David P. Graf says:

    There is so much good material out there in sci-fi and all we get is another derivative bang-bang boom-boom show. How depressing.

  15. KMG says:

    Looks like fun.. Like other posters, I got a bit of a Firefly vibe from it as well. Personally, I’ve been kind of ticked at SyFy for a while. I liked Alphas at first, but it quickly just turned into “X-men Lite”, and Defiance was horribly boring. Gave up after the first season (which was tough to slog through). KillJoys looks like it has potential, though.

  16. omnikey1 says:

    I don’t think so . I have already given Syfy too much attention with watching Haven and Bitten . Syfy only keeps their shows around for 5 years if you are lucky… Pretty sure Haven is over by the end of this year .Don’t want to start a new show knowing that it will most likely be over in a couple of years . :(