Syfy officially renewed Dark Matter for Season 3 to premiere in 2017
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Dark Matter Season 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Syfy has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Basic info and storyline
Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and produced by Prodigy Pictures, Dark Matter is a Canadian science fiction television series that airs on the Space channel in Canada and SyFy in the U.S. The series is based on an eponymous comic book and follows a crew of astronauts who wake up on a spaceship with no memories of who they are. Season 1 of Dark Matter premiered in June 2015 and the second installment debuted on July 1, 2016.
The series begins when a crew of six people wakes up aboard a starship only to find out that not one of them remembers where they are, how they got there, or what their names are. They name themselves One through Six and begin to try and figure out what happened to them. Working together may present a problem, since no one knows each other and any one of the six can turn out to be a traitor.
Current season and renewal expectations
Receiving critical acclaim and decent viewer ratings, this series is full of interstellar drama. Betrayal, vengeance and secrets are a good way to attract and keep the audience, especially when the setting is a spaceship in the middle of nowhere. The show has a 7.3/10 IMDb score, a 58% Rotten Tomatoes rating and a 58/100 score on Metacritic, indicating mostly positive reviews.
Dark Matter premiered last summer to 1.28 million viewers and became very popular, while the second season premiere drew an audience of 0.827 million viewers and a 0.2 rating. The resident villain Three is supposed to get somewhat more likable in the current season, and a betrayal is central to the second season`s storyline, as the creators teased prior to the premiere. There seems to be reasonable renewal potential in the story, so please stay tuned, and we`ll inform you as soon as SyFy makes a decision of the fate of Dark Matter.
Season 2 recap
SyFy’s series Dark Matter has completed airing its 13-episode sophomore chapter on September 16, 2016. The engaging and complex 2-hour finale left viewers in complete awe of the twisty plot. The last two episodes featured several intertwining storylines. One centered on the threat to Two’s life when she’s kidnapped by the same scientist who created her, while Five disables the bomb on the Eo7 space station, and Four, who has become Emperor of Zairon, puts the whole crew’s safety in jeopardy, creating a cliffhanger for the already commissioned next season to deal with when the show returns to the small screen in 2017. The series was never a ratings leader, and the final episode did not bring any surprises, attracting an audience of 0.687 million viewers and garnering a 0.19 demo rating. Please stay tuned for release date information of Dark Matter season 3.
UPDATED September 2, 2016: The sci-fi action drama Dark Matter, which is still going full steam ahead with its second installment has just been renewed for a third chapter. The series is currently averaging 0.7 million viewers per episode and a 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Don`t forget to tune in for the exciting season 2 finale that will air on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10/9c, and stay tuned for further details on the upcoming third installment.