Syfy renews Dark Matter for season three

U.S. channel Syfy has renewed the Canadian sci-fi series from Prodigy Pictures for another round.
Dark  Matter Season 2

U.S. channel Syfy has renewed the Canadian sci-fi series Dark Matter for a third season.

The series airs on both sides of the border but, as of Thursday afternoon, Canadian broadcaster Bell Media had “no update” on whether it will return to Space, a spokesperson confirmed to Playback Daily.

Given the series’ performance on Space to date – and Syfy’s greenlight – a return seems more than likely. The show has pulled in impressive ratings since its debut on Space to a preliminary overnight audience of 273,000 viewers (2+) in June 2015.Viewership continued to grow throughout the season, with the most-watched episode of its season-one run drawing a total audience of 534,000 viewers (2+). The opening episode of the series’ second season, which aired on July 1, drew an average audience of 444,000 (2+).

The season two finale of the show, which is produced by Toronto’s Prodigy Pictures, is set to air on Sept. 9 in a double-episode season closer.

Dark Matter is created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, who also executive produce the series alongside Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza.