– Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke MacFarlane return to star as the Quad’s favourite interplanetary bounty hunters –
– Production on Season 4 begins in Toronto in 2018 –
“KILLJOYS maintains its compelling storytelling and ability to leave viewers eagerly anticipating the following week’s installment.” Dave Vitagliano, Den of Geek
TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2017 /CNW/ – Space announced today from Fan Expo Canada it has renewed its original series KILLJOYS for Seasons 4 and 5, ahead of its Season 3 finale airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The two-season, 20-episode pickup will act as the final chapters for the fan-favourite Space drama.
Created by Executive Producer Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL) and produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios in association with Space and SYFY, KILLJOYS follows a trio of reclamation agents – or “Killjoys” – as they get pulled further into political turmoil and the deepening mystery surrounding the Quad system, despite their vow to never take sides. Season 4 is slated to begin production in Toronto in 2018.
“KILLJOYS has been a jewel in the Space summer schedule and we are thrilled to deliver two more final seasons of this high-octane adventure series to a devoted audience,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “We have no doubt Lovretta, along with the incredibly talented trio of lead actors, will see this series through to a thrilling end.”
“A two season final order is a huge vote of confidence for a show that just keeps getting better and better,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Presidents of Temple Street and Executive Producers of KILLJOYS. “We are so proud of the reception and support KILLJOYS has had from critics and fans alike and are thrilled to be able to plan a deserving ending for Dutch, D’Av and Johnny. It continues to be an incredible intergalactic journey and we could not have wished for better partners to share the ride.”
“This is the kind of privilege every creator hopes for – a chance to plan the end of your tale with confidence, and the luxury of 20 episodes with which to do it right,” said Michelle Lovretta, Creator and Executive Producer of KILLJOYS. “I’m immensely grateful that both network partners and Temple Street have given our team, cast, and fans this incredible opportunity.”
Reprising her lead role in the action-packed series, Hannah John-Kamen returns as Dutch, an audacious bounty hunter with a fierce dedication to her Killjoy family, on a quest to solve the mystery of her own identity. An undeniable rising star, John-Kamen is gearing up for a major breakout in the film industry with a series of upcoming must-see films, including the Tomb Raider reimagining (2018) and Steven Spielberg’s film Ready Player One (2018). She has also joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her upcoming key role in the Ant Man sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp! (2018).
Rounding out the lead cast is Aaron Ashmore as Dutch’s loyal long-time partner John Jaqobis, the resident brain, mechanic, and pilot with a vulnerable heart, and Luke MacFarlane as D’avin Jaqobis, a born soldier who’s tactical skills and loyalty are as strong as his jawline.
A Top 10 program on Space, and still its most-watched original series ever, Season 3 of KILLJOYSreached more than 600,000 viewers each week. Seasons 1 and 2 of KILLJOYS are streaming now on CraveTV.
In tonight’s Season 3 finale, “Wargasm,” (Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Space), it’s go time. The Killjoy militia has gathered everything they need and are ready to go to war with Aneela and her Hullen armada, using Delle Seyah as bait. But as the battle begins, Aneela changes the entire game.
KILLJOYS is created by Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl, The Secret Circle) who also serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, and Karen Troubetzkoy.
KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios in association with Space and SYFY. Production Executives for Bell Media are Rebecca DiPasquale and Kathleen Meek. Tom Hastings is Director, Original Programming, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
About Bell Media Original Programming
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and A IS FOR APPLE. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and the popular after show AFTER THE BLACK. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playbackmagazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK and KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series DOCTOR WHO, THE EXPANSE, DARK MATTER, and AFTERMATH. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’slargest communications company.
About Temple Street
Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street’s past and present projects include, Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), X Company (CBC), Killjoys (SYFY, Space), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel, Hulu), Lost & Found Music Studios (Family Channel, Netflix), Wingin’ It (Family Channel), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook’d (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada’s Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy’s Wild Life(NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more information, visit www.templestreet.com, follow us on Twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.
Source: Numeris. Confirmed data only. Ranking based on BYTD (8/29/2016 to 8/6/2017).