September 1, 2015: Dark Matter Season 2!!!

It’s awesome news and I greatly appreciate the support shown by Syfy, Space Channel, and SyfyInternational for our little series.

I appreciate our unbelievably talented cast and crew and post department – and am pleased they’re getting the second season they richly deserve.

And last but not least, I appreciate the support of all of you, the fans and viewers, whose dedication to Dark Matter was, without a doubt, the single most important contribution to our getting another year.  Thank you!

If you thought season 1 was a fun-filled, humor-laced, action-adventure packed 13 episode run packed with twists, turns, shocking revelations and unexpected surprises…you aint seen nothing yet!

And congrats go out to Killjoys, our SyfyFridays partner that also got picked up for an equally well-deserved second season!

A BIG happy birthday shout-out to my good friend Katherine Nelson, SVP Communications at Syfy and Chiller who got to release the big renewal announcements on her birthday!


September 1, 2015: Dark Matter Season 2!!!

94 thoughts on “September 1, 2015: Dark Matter Season 2!!!

  1. Bravo! Well done!

    Since Syfy doesn’t have the episodes available for streaming to Amazon Fire tablets, I’m slowly working my way through the season using YouTube versions. I see you guys didn’t start putting them on until maybe Episode 9. Anyway, I’m up to Episode 9 now. Good work!

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  2. FABULOUS!!!! Wonderful news — oh, I can breathe easier now. This news has made my blah day — STUPENDOUS!!

    Thanks, thanks, thanks SyFy… Dark Matter will (and already has) done you proud!

    Congratulations Joe & Company!!!!


    2 cats =^-^= =^-^=

  3. MOST welcome news! WOOOOO HOOOOOO.

    Actually – already started my happy dance!

  4. So incredibly happy for you Joe and the rest of the cast a crew!! So well deserved! Jeff and I are doing the happy dance!!! 😀 Now we can’t wait for Season 2!!!!!

  5. Congratulations and THANKS to everyone involved with Dark Matter. You all contributed a GREAT effort that made season 2 a reality.

    Can’t wait for the next episode…..

  6. Excellent news! AND YOU BETTER BE THE SHOW RUNNER NEXT SEASON, JO!! Dark Matter delivered in spades, and I believe it did so thanks to your vision. You’ve read so many books, watched so many movies and shows, you know what works. And this show? It worked! 😀

    And a big congratulations to all of the cast and crew! To the actors and the FX folks and everyone else – you put on one heck of a show! 🙂

    Joe – I think it’s time for a chocolate party celebration! 😀


  7. What happened to the E in JOE?? It was there a second ago… *scratches head*

    Maybe I should wear my glasses when typing…



  8. Yes!! Have been house moving so missed a few episodes live but actually that work to our advantage as we could watch the last four episodes back to back! Wow what a ride! Brilliant stuff! Can’t wait to see it continue. Have successfully recruited a couple of new fans to the show too! Good luck with season 2 🙂

  9. Awesome! Looking forward to season 2. This is the best space based show since Stargate Atlantis.

  10. Joe, I’m practically moved to tears of joy. Not just because we’ll get another season of great TV, but because it’s so richly deserved by the wonderful cast, crew, and especially you – it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. 🙂 Congratulations to all!!

  11. Congrats Joe!! When does the first episode of season 2 air? Next Friday?? 🙂 Hope you’re as happy as us!


  12. Made my day! I’ll sleep much better tonight.

    Congratulations to all involved with this wonderful show.

    So happy for the actors, the crew, you wonderful writers and the loyal fans.

  13. Yaaaaaay season 2!!!!! I can die happy now…but not until after viewing season 2. Thanks to you, the cast and crew!

  14. Wonderful new, Joe! Due to a calamity that has visited my home about 2 weeks ago now, I have not been able to see a few of the programs that I wanted to see. I have not missed Dark Matter, though. It has provided me with time in space and time away from worries that I don’t .think will get fixed for a while. In the meantime, we live at a motel for the unforeseeable future and are thankful that we have that.

    I am happy to hear that DM has been renewed for a second year. I’m not happy to see who is behind it all – that’s not cool. But I look forward to seeing the return of the actors as they start filming and the return of the characters. One year is too long to wait. ;->

  15. Congratulations. One more of many, Yes? Does it include a production budget bump?

  16. YES!!! I’ve been checking everyday for a month hoping to hear this! Congratulations Joe! Thank you for making sci-fi fun again!

  17. In addition to previous post, I’m really impressed with the series thus far. You guys have done an awesome job! It deserved to be renewed for another season.

  18. You do realize that this means you have to work for another year, right? I’m so happy that Dark Matter got renewed, but I feel congratulating you is a bit self-serving. I’m the one that gets to enjoy your countless hours of hard work. Thank you, sir.

  19. @Does it include a production budget bump?

    The Android could certainly use it. She’s been incapacitated 3 times now, I feel sorry for her. Certainly throw some money to upgrade her defenses at least 😉

  20. YES YES YES YES! WOHOO!!! Congrats to you and thank goodness to the rest of us! Sometimes SyFy gets it right. Brilliant!

  21. Happy Days! A DM renewal is very well deserved!

    So glad Killjoy’s got renewed too. Has anyone heard anything about Defiance?

    Guess you’ll be looking at properties? How is Lulu?

  22. Read the news on Wil Wheaton’s facebook. This is fantastic news. Keep working your magic and its all gonna be awesome as usual. I hope to see more SG cast in season 2 🙂

  23. I’m so happy for you, Joe! Congratulations! I cannot wait for season two!

    Hands down my most favorite show on television.


  24. Hell YES!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 more years 4 more years…I hope!!!

  25. Congratulations! I am so glad. I have had a very busy summer so I had these DVRd. I just watched all of them and the soul of SG1 is absolutely present in this show. I felt home again.

    Thank you Joe for your writing and direction. I am excited to see season 2.

    I do wish the trend wasn’t just 13 episodes though. Maybe 13 with a 2 hour season finale as 14 and 15.

  26. Yes! Fantastic! Looking forward to finding more of the “secrets” hidden in that vault! Congrats to cast and crew!

  27. Already tweeted at you, but it needs to be said again — Congratulations, Joe! Well deserved! Congrats to the cast and crew of Dark Matter! And congrats to Killjoys, too! I enjoy that show almost as much as I love DM. 🙂

    Happy Snoopy Dances all around!

  28. Congrats to you and the cast and crew! To think, last night I was feeling slightly dejected at the lack of news. Today is great!

  29. Super congratulations on the renewal mighty sire!!!! Absolutely loved the run we’ve just finishing here in the UK!! Hands up man! You got me,you got me, had no clue it’d be him.

    I’m going to rewatch it soon, but I also felt the whole series just screamed awesome so don’t change it. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it ha! Nahhh

    Hope to see you give another Comic series another shout though. As that series will always have a special place in my heart.

    Thanks for the ride
    Long fly the Raza

  30. OH hell yes,,great news, congratulations,,, and so now it begins, or continues, now we can wonder and find out what happens to the crew,,whew! and old Mr 6… ~~Raza Raza Raza~~ Looking forward to S2.
    How was Akemis visit to her family>? I miss her posts on her blog. Hope the pups are feeling well.
    You need to dance a jig, drink a shot, party to celebrate the good news, oh yea, go out to dinner, is the chef you really liked still there in town?

  31. Congratulations Joe, the cast and crew

    It would have been a nightmare to have left it hanging with one season, really enjoying it and now looking forward to more 🙂

  32. I was expecting that but its still wonderfull news! Congrats to all creators, crew and cast.

    I would like to see reactions of actors when they find out they will come back to Raza. 🙂

  33. Hey Joe
    Does that ‘dimensional pocket’ key have a purpose in Season 2?


  34. Congratulations to everyone involved in the show. Also, I’m happy Killjoys got renewed – I love that show! Big thanks for Syfy for having faith.

  35. Well deserved! My favourite new show. I’d have been bummed if it only got one season.

  36. Congratulations to you and the production crew and the crew of the Raza (RAZA! RAZA! RAZA!! Syfy would have been crazy not to renew. You’ve made me very happy. 😀

  37. Congratulations and very well-deserved! Your wonderfully evocative blogs made me feel part of the Season 1 production, so I’m raising a glass tonight to toast the outstanding cast and crew.

    Oh, and hooray for us fans! Can’t wait till next year or when your blogs begin reporting Season 2 production.

  38. Woohoo indeed!!! That is fantastic news! Couldn’t happen to a better cast and crew. Now let’s hope they throw some more money at it, too! More beautiful VFX, more stunts, more cool future tech, more everything!

    So when can we start discussing the finale? It’s really eating at me!

    Did anybody guess all four questions correctly to win the script?

    -Mike A.

  39. Congratulations! Very good news, and very well-deserved!

    I don’t hate you and your co-conspirators anymore. I’m just mildly irked that we all have to wait until next summer to get some answers to this season’s questions.

  40. G’day

    Congratulations to all the Dark Matter crew.
    You deserve it Joe.

  41. Excellent news! Congrats to everyone involved. I have been enjoying DM immensely. Cannot wait ’til season 2 to see how all the twists and turns transpire.

    How does this affect your living arrangements now… will you finally sell the house in Van and move to the GTA?

  42. Congratulations Joe! Are you going anywhere to celebrate? As for me, I’ll celebrate Dark Matter’s season two with a crab feast in Savannah a week from Saturday. Anyone want to join me?

  43. 😀 😀 😀

    Congratulations! Am thrilled for you, Joe, Paul, Jay, Vanessa, the other writers, the beautiful cast, crew, costuming, set designers, carpentry, VFX, stunt coordination, playback, editing, and craft services. As much as the viewers were holding their breath, all of you deserve Season 2 of Dark Matter the most.

    Am so proud of a series that paid off every penny dropped, with a very satisfactory conclusion. Yes, I yelled at the TV, but nothing happened that wasn’t foreshadowed.

    POLL: “Who should the crew fear most in the finale?”
    THREE, while hunting a predatory stowaway: “It’s always the last place you look.”
    SIX, after being warned to be careful: “I’m not afraid.”

    Man! So wish we had more episodes in a season. We’ll just have to wait till next summer to see how Messrs. Mallozzi, Mullie, & Firestone redeem SIX.

    On the inside I’m jumping up and down, like the cast on the bridge. If the viewers can be the “12th man” and help crew a space ship, I’d be proud for the cast themselves to name us fans. We Are The Raza, a “breed” apart.


  44. With its mysterious premise and fascinating characters, Dark Matter has built an incredibly loyal, passionate and engaged fan base,” said Chris Regina, Syfy’s senior VP of program strategy.

    Yes. Yes, we are. Thank you for noticing and renewing this amazing show.

    We look forward to another out-of-the-world season from this talented creative team.

    So do we!

  45. THANK YOU SyFy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You rock too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Everybody rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so happy for you, Paul, Jay, Vanessa, ONE thru SIX, plus
    the Android, and your awesome crew! That is great news. I
    cannot wait till next year. Are you going to allow us to make
    “suggestions” for Season 2? I’ll get mine ready… 🙂

  46. YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    Love this show. RAZA, RAZA RAZA!

    Anyone know if there is a clothing line out yet?

    I NEEEED a Dark Matter shirt, or 2 or 3.

  47. Finally! Talk about cliffhangers. A big huge congrats to you, Akemi and all the cast and crew for a fantastic first season!

  48. Congrats to Joe and all the cast and crew of this amazing show! I am thrilled to be getting 13 more episodes next season.

  49. YES! This is what we’ve been waiting and hoping for. Congrats to Joe, Paul, the cast all others that have been doing an outstanding job with the first season! You deserve many more seasons to come.

  50. Yes, what Peggy said – when will we be able to buy DM shirts?
    OH…and the phone case?

  51. So great for the show, so happy and proud to be a viewer, they kept me on the edge of my seat!! I am SOOO getting this series on DVD! A keepsake, of awesome Friday nights! Lol

  52. I’m sure we’ll all be back on here next year saying congrats to you on the third season renewal Joe. And the year after that too.

  53. Imagine episode 2×01. That debriefing Six is gonna get will most probably be hilarious.
    “Griff, you do know that the guy who looks like Jace Corso isn’t Jace Corso?”
    “Yeah, I figured out as much. Why do you ask?”
    “DNA results came in half an hour ago. It’s Derrick Freakin’ Moss, the billionaire. You should go and talk him down before he gets the idea to sue us all into oblivion.”

  54. Joe
    All of my friends (who have become die hard fans of the show) have been bugging me for weeks asking if we were picked up for S2 yet….this really is GREAT news for a terrific cast and crew.

    I’m so excited about working on season 2 (if you’ll have me)

    The crew really gelled as a family and there was never a day that I dreaded coming to work….which as you know can be rare in this non-stop/crazy hours business…

    Congrats to you and Paul and everyone else involved!

  55. I truly was doing the happy dance the day I found out and I should have made a Vine or something, but, that was all the energy I think I had left that day.

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