The Syfy Channel released its first trailer for the upcoming third season of Dark Matter. While the channel some heavy-hitting shows like The Expanse and The Magicians, Dark Matter is a fun, pulpy space opera that hails back to the days when shows like Farscape and Stargate SG-1 ruled the airwaves, and this latest trailer looks like we have a fun season before us.
The teaser serves as a good indication of what to expect next season: lots of action, plenty of dubious characters, and a new big arc following some of the surprises at the end of last season. The first two seasons are currently streaming on Netflix, and it’s well worth picking up if you’re looking for some lighter sci-fi action to binge through. Joseph Mallozzi, who ran Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe for Syfy, has a five year plan scheduled out for the show, and it’ll be interesting to see where this season takes us.
Dark Matter, if you haven’t seen it yet, follows the crew of a starship called the Raza. In the first episode, we learn that the crew had been put into stasis, and while asleep, their memories were wiped. The crew eventually discover that they were all hardened criminals, but unburdened by their histories, they set off to figure out how to make their way in the galaxy, running afoul of major corporations, mercenaries, other criminals, and even themselves.
The show sits nicely alongside Syfy’s other show about a crew onboard a spaceship, Killjoys. Together (and along with The Expanse), they help fill the years-long lack of science fiction shows about space on the channel. Both shows are set to air their third seasons in June: Dark Matter returns on June 9th, while Killjoys returns on June 30th.