Syfy has pulled the plug on Dark Matter after three seasons. Last weeks airing of the third season finale will now be the series finale. Dark Matter followed an intergalactic crew that awakens on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or why they are there. The series starred: Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, and Zoie Palmer. The series was created by and based off the Dark Horse graphic novel from Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.
That leaves the network with nine already existing scripted series: Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Z Nation, Wynonna Earp, Van Helsing, The Expanse, Channel Zero, The Magicians and Blood Drive… and four new series on the way: Happy! starring Chris Meloni and Patton Oswalt, Superstition with Mario van Peebles, Ghost Wars with Vincent D’Onofrio and the Superman prequel series Krypton with Cameron Cuffe.
The network is also developing a pilot based on the George R. R. Martin novella, Nightflyers and a series based on the world from the Tremors movie franchise that will include one of the original film stars, Kevin Bacon.
The move is a bit of a surprise as Syfy has been actively trying to recapture the science fiction theme the debuted with and Dark Matter fit that well. No official announcement has been made by the network.