‘Killjoys’ Renewed for Final Two Seasons by Syfy

Killjoy Season 3
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The Syfy series “Killjoys,” which airs its Season 3 finale on Friday, has been renewed for two more seasons, which will be the show’s last. The network announced that “Killjoys” will return for a fourth season in 2018, and the sci-fi action hour will end after Season 5. The two seasons will round out the “Killjoys” saga with 20 additional episodes. 

“This renewal is the kind of privilege every creator hopes for — a chance to plan the end of your story with the luxury of 20 episodes to do it,” said creator, showrunner, and executive producer Michelle Lovretta. “I’m immensely grateful that both of our network partners — along with Temple Street and UCP — have given our team, cast, and fans this incredible opportunity.”

“Killjoys” chronicles the adventures of Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), and brothers Johnny Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore) and D’avin Jaqobis (Luke Macfarlane) as they roam the Quad, a  strife-torn corner of the galaxy. This season, their careers as space bounty hunters were frequently put on hold as they fought the powerfully enhanced Hullen, a serious threat to the Quad and beyond. The key Hullen forces were led by Aneela, a calculating warrior with whom Dutch has a special connection (John-Kamen plays both Dutch and Aneela).

“Killjoys,” according to my own 2016 review, “has flirtatious banter, a spaceship run by a tartly intelligent AI, a politically active religious order, ‘Orphan Black’-style meditations on extreme body modifications, simmering romances, a charismatic bartender, a mysterious order called ‘Level Six’ and explosions on alien worlds. … It’s a light, well-made, zippy TV show that knows what it is and delivers solid action, adventure, and character development despite its limited budget.”

“Helmed by Lovretta and driven by superb storytelling, we are excited to bring ‘Killjoys’ back for two final seasons,” said Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president of scripted development for NBCUniversal Cable. “Tonight’s game-changing season finale sets the tone for the final chapters of our bounty hunter’s space adventures and we cannot wait for our talented cast and crew to bring to life what is sure to be an epic journey that will leave our passionate fans on the edge of their seats.”

“A final two-season order is a huge vote of confidence ,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, co-presidents of Boat Rocker Studios. “We are so proud of the support ‘Killjoys’ has received from critics and fans alike, and are thrilled to plan a deserving ending for Dutch and the Jaqobis brothers; it has been an incredible intergalactic journey and we could not have wished for better partners to share the ride.”

The series is from Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide, except for Canada. Lovretta serves as executive producer, along with Karen Troubetzkoy, Fortier, and Schneeberg.

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  1. PrincessSian says:

    Dark Matter canceled? Killjoys renewed? Why? It is a smug show overly pleased with itself. Why are all Candian sci fi the same. Genetically enhanced sexy female leader who of course can get any man`s ass; big bad evil corporations and in your face cartoonish sterotypes. Continuum-Dark Matter (entertaining). I assume that crap like `Hunters` was a Canadian production.
    Why do Canadian sci fi series have to be so unoriginal and confuse cultures? Dark matter was entertaining and I am a little sorry that it was canceled but not `Hannibal` sad (even though season 3 was crap). Homeland, GOT have scraped through the odd season, However, `Dark Matter` confused Chinese and Japanese culture to an embarrassing extent.
    Canada look at HBO, Netflicks etc…..Try watching Ozark-the best of 2017.

  2. Aram Joao Mestre León says:

    I love this series.

  3. loco73 says:

    SyFycancelled “Incorporated”, a show with a great cast, a great look, production values, an interesting storyline and characters after just one season, but this one gets renewed for two more?! “Incorporated” presented a terrifyingly realistic version of a possible near-future (actually a lot of the stuff portrayed on that show is already happening), subject matter that was actually relevant, but I guess that was too heavy…nope better to keep “Killjoys” on the air for two more seasons…

    If it wasn’t for “The Expanse”, a terrific show, SyFy would have nothing worth watching!

  4. Rena Moretti says:

    Bonnie Hammer killed Siffy dead, then killed USA dead and now all of Universal cable is dead thanks to her… For this she was made a millionaire…

    If you want to understand what’s wrong with Hollywood look no further than her…

  5. Dean says:

    So sad I love this show, but once they decide something it is like that. Dark matter was boring really from beginning and I was even surprised that they got season 3. I already lost 5 tv-shows this year and this year has been the worst year of my life.

    • Rena Moretti says:

      Hopefully, you have something other than TV shows in your life… ;)

      You’re doing way better than me. At this point, I watch one single new TV show. The rest is so bad that I cringe even seeing the trailers or when I see a few minutes flipping through channels…

      Haven’t’ seen anything good on Syffy since Season One of Eureka (and then the executives killed it dead creatively).

  6. It will be canceled after the firth season anyways.

  7. Rena Moretti says:

    Once again Siffy renews a show with no ratings…

    Just ridiculous.

  8. Galane says:

    I like both Dark Matter and Killjoys. Stop wasting money on garbage like Blood Drive and other horror crap and renew Dark Matter. SyFy is supposed to be the science fiction channel. Launch a HorrorFy channel for all the horror stuff.

  9. Gave up on Dark Matter after just a few episodes, but I love Killjoys!

  10. worthymagic says:

    I guess SYFY liked what they saw here and worked out the financials. The ratings were so horribly low on both(but FAILURE is OKAY at SYFY) so I expected both shows to be renewed. Especially since Wynonna Earp was renewed. Its live ratings dropped, but SYFY didn’t have a problem with that.

    • paulie76 says:

      Actually Dark Matter was one of their top watched shows. Killjoys…not so much. But Killjoys had a nuked budget in season three and was the cheaper option because of it. The CGI especially took a terrible hit. Regardless, executives will always renew the cheaper of two options, regardless of viewers.

      • Rena Moretti says:

        Honestly, they don’t have “top shows”. “Top show” implies something with sizeable ratings. Siffy is failing in every way imaginable.

        Also, they are not “renewing” anything. Those are foreign shows that they’re acquiring. You’d think that’d help make them better since their executives shouldn’t have too much to say about them, but sadly, apparently buying the shows gives them a right to mess them up too…

  11. JR says:

    No offense to Killjoys but it should have been Dark Matter that got this treatment.

  12. Damon Tammas says:

    Excellent! I abandoned Dark Matter after the 1st season, but love Killjoys, great to see it can go out with some dignity… and 2 more years of the beautiful Ashmore…

  13. SciFiFanMillers says:

    I enjoy this series, but if I had to choose between Killjoys and Dark Matter, I would choose the latter. Happy about Killjoys but the cancellation of Dark Matter really takes a lot away from that.

  14. YES! Love me some good SY FY!

  15. I can’t believe this crap! Dark Matter gets canceled and they renew this garbage for 2 more? Bunch of bull!

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