- Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke MacFarlane return to star as killer trio -
- Production to begin this winter on location in Toronto -
- KILLJOYS panel confirmed for Fan Expo Canada, September 6 -
"Hopefully, KILLJOYS will be given the same opportunity to grow, because now that the world has really been established, there are a lot of stories to tell in this world." - i09
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TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Space confirmed today that it has ordered 10 additional, one-hour episodes of its most-watched original series of all time, KILLJOYS, with production slated to begin in Toronto this winter. Created by showrunner Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL) and produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy, KILLJOYS follows a trio of reclamation agents - or "Killjoys" - as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war. Season 2 of the Canadian series will see the return of Hannah John-Kamen, (THE HOUR) as Dutch, a cunning and deadly assassin with a fierce dedication to her killjoy family; Aaron Ashmore, (SMALLVILLE), as her loyal partner John, the witty tech wizard with a vulnerable heart; and Luke MacFarlane (BROTHERS AND SISTERS) as D'avin, a former soldier and John's hot-headed brother whose quick-tempered decisions often land him in precarious situations.
"It's a testament to the excellence of KILLJOYS that the series gained more loyal viewers week after week in its debut season," said Tracey Pearce, Head, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. "We look forward to working with our partners at Temple Street Productions and Syfy to give our engaged, genre-loving viewers what they want in Season 2 - an expanded KILLJOYS universe."
"We are proud that KILLJOYS has connected so well with viewers to become a ratings and critical success," said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions and Executive Producers of KILLJOYS. "We are thrilled to partner with Space again for a second season and look forward to building on this unique world for our stellar cast to continue the captivating journey."
Season 1 of KILLJOYS debuted with an impressive audience of 395,000 viewers and continued to attract more viewers each week, claiming a mid-season audience high of 526,000 for Episode 6 (July 24) and with its finale set to surpass 560,000 (Aug. 21). Throughout its run, KILLJOYS averaged nearly 450,000 viewers in its premiere timeslot, making it Space's most-watched original series of all time.
Hosted by INNERSPACE's Morgan Hoffman, and Ajay Fry, Space presents an exclusive KILLJOYS panel at FAN EXPO Canada™ taking place Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. Fans will be treated to an insider's look at the debut season and a Q&A with Aaron Ashmore, creator Michelle Lovretta, and Tamsen McDonough, the voice of the Killjoy's artificially intelligent spaceship. For more information about the KILLJOYS panel, click here.
KILLJOYS was created by Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl, The Secret Circle) who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, and Karen Troubetzkoy. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide.
KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy. Production Executives for Bell Media are Rebecca DiPasquale and Kathleen Meek. Tom Hastings is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Head, Specialty and Pay. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting.
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About Bell Media Independent Production
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 CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, the adventure series KILLJOYS, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.
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 - all in high definition (HD). Named "Channel of the Year" in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to Original Series ORPHAN BLACK and BITTEN. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.
About Temple Street Productions
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television 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), KILLJOYS (Syfy, Space), X COMPANY (CBC), BEING ERICA (CBC, SOAPnet), THE NEXT STEP (Family Channel), WINGIN' IT (Family Channel), MILLION DOLLAR CRITIC (W, BBC America), OVER THE RAINBOW (CBC), RECIPE TO RICHES (CBC, Food Network, Global), BILLABLE HOURS (Global, Showcase), CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CTV), HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? (CBC) and DARCY'S WILD LIFE (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information www.templestreetproductions.com twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.
Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), includes preliminary data for 8/21/2015
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