Killjoys ‘warrants’ second season on Space

Record ratings earn the sci-fi series about intergalactic bounty hunters a season-two order from Bell Media.

A hit this summer for Space, Killjoys has been ordered to a second season by the Bell Media channel.

Syfy is also on board for another round of the Temple Street Productions series, which stars Canadians Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane alongside Brit Hannah John-Kamen as intergalactic bounty hunters, or “killjoys.”

Killjoys, created by Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta, knocked it out of the park on Space this summer, becoming the channel’s most-watched original series ever. (Previously, Bitten held the record.)

A seasonal average audience of 450,000 tuned into the series each week on Space, with a season-high of 526,000. It even built its audience week-over-week, starting with an average of 395,000 and finishing with a projected total audience of 560,000 for its Aug. 21 finale.

“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, in a release.

Production on season two’s 10 episodes is set to start this winter in Toronto.

Executive producers on Killjoys are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, and Karen Troubetzkoy.

Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide.