It is with great sadness that I confirm the news.  Syfy has cancelled Dark Matter after three seasons.

To say that I’m incredibly disappointed would be an understatement.

I’ll save my comments and field your questions in a future blog entry.  For today, I just want to extend a heartfelt thanks to my amazing crew, my wonderful cast, and to all of you, our incredible fans.

You all deserved better.

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baterista9 AKA gildermcc
baterista9 AKA gildermcc

Oh, darn.

Cory
Cory

You pos cancelled this amazing show for Happy?! That show looks stupid af Dark Matter was one of the best shows on tv wow… syfy back to shit tv like usual razz

Mario Burrola
Mario Burrola

Truefully sad news, Dark Matter is one of my favorite SiFy shows on TV nowadays…

Sam Peter DeRenzis

Makes no sense, unless they are trying to make this another Quantum Leap like fiasco where the ending episode made no sense, the greatest cult classic of all time and Dark Matter will follow it’s lead with cancellation, guess things never change

Sandi

I am with all the other comments, What can we do to protest? The shows that are on are just awful, please help us and we can help you.
Sandi G.

John

Can we ” the fans ” do anything to keep the show going?

rey
rey

I really hope so, i’d say we should all ask Netflix to pick it up, give it a home where a lot of fans can go to :/

John

I live on a small island off the coast of Australia. This show gave me hope that good tv shows could still be made. My condolences to all cast and crew. How can fans of the genre continue if the studios keep cancelling the shows? Why should we ever look at a new series when we know that the story will not finish because of cancellation by the studios? A sad day indeed sad

Adam
Adam

Watched killjoys for a season and I was ok. Once I watched dark mater never went back….gutted . Killjoys, 4 out of 10 Dark matter 8 out of 10. Someone at syfy needs sacking. I am free after xmas if you actually want someone working for you that loves good syfy. Actors all excellent by the way, hopefully something else will come up for them.

Nadi
Nadi

Agreed! Its sad to see that shows with a bit of dark brain matter are canceled while all this soulless and senseless stuff gets produced. Lets hope Netflix will be wiser than SyFlyAway.

rafael jordan
rafael jordan

joe, i’m so bummed out by this news, on so many levels. i enjoyed following your work ever since stargate and dark matter was such a cool show. loved watched it and killjoys as companion shows.

anyway, real sorry, man – but can’t wait to see what you do next — R

scifiandtvtalk
scifiandtvtalk

Words cannot describe how disappointed I am, Joe. Truly, truly a shame. I want to thank you, Paul, the Dark Matter cast, crew and the rest of the show’s creative team for three fantastic seasons!! Your hard work was/is greatly appreciated!

Nadi
Nadi

I also would like to thank the crew and the incredible and likeable cast for their great work and dedication to this show! The chemistry between the actors was palpable and I dare say I have never ever seen a better android – including Data.

Tim
Tim

I am so sorry, Joe. You are the one that deserved better. You’ve put so much into this story, and we’ve just been the recipients of your vision. Please accept my apology that I didn’t do more to keep the show on the air. I’m heartbroken.

The Hump
The Hump

I got nothing. This is horrible news.

j
j

horrible horrible news…. they always cancel GREAT shows right when its getting even better! at least they didnt kill Killjoys too… i mean they prob have similar ratings so how does one get renewed for 2 more seasons and they other just gets dumped i dont like this at all!!

TheOtherOne
TheOtherOne

Absolutely gutted!
Ooh, Joe, I’m so sorry …

Y.Whateley
Y.Whateley

I’m crushed – “Dark Matter” was one of the few shows on television I looked forward to, and one of the rare things on SyFy that I could actually take seriously and care about. I adore the characters and their actors, I thought the writing was remarkably intelligent and ambitious for science fiction television in general and SyFy in particular, the production was excellent. I would hate to see Dark Matter go – is there any way that fans can help to rescue the show? Maybe some other network or streaming service would be better suited to hosting and supporting the show?

amandamarini

https://www.change.org/p/syfy-renew-dark-matter-for-season-4/nftexp/ex3/v3/86254289?recruiter=86254289&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=tap_basic_share&utm_content=ex3%3Av3

Sign this petition and get all your friends to sign it to. It’s sure to get the 5,000. It’s only been a day and they already have 4,500. But hey, if we get even more than 5,000 we can really show SyFy what a huge mistake they’ve made. We can convince them to change their mind or get another carrier to pick up the show.

TheOtherOne
TheOtherOne

Sorry, but SyFy are right plonkers!

Dan
Dan

That’s true sad

Constanza Meriño
Constanza Meriño

I need some alcohol, and some tissues and some blue rays and someone to hold me right now

Rebekah
Rebekah

What the actual fucking hell….. I am beyond upset!
To whom do I email my disgust and outrage?!

tscc1000
tscc1000

What a shame … I’m very disappointed right now … to say it politely.
Like you said, Joseph, we all, the fans, you and the fine cast and crew, deserve better … any chance that Syfy might reconsider (think of Timeless earlier this year)?

Phillip Guyton Jr.

I shall miss it ! hope for a netfilx pickup or maybe even a comic to continue the story

motownfilly

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

I’m so sorry, Joe. What a crushing disappointment, for you and us.

Joel (@utopian)

No! I’m so sad to hear this news. What can be said? Just a big Thank You. I can only imagine the hard work that goes in to producing something like Dark Matter. Thank you to all the cast, crew, writers, directors and all the talented people behind the scenes, this fan appreciates your hard work!

Marc
Marc

I’m extremely sorry and saddened to hear this.

Dorothy
Dorothy

So sorry, Joe. Thought there might still be some hope. Very disappointed for you and your cast and crew ! What a way to land back in Toronto!!

Dyna
Dyna

I am very saddened to hear about this. My heart goes out to you and the cast and crew of this wonderful show. I was hoping since Science Fiction is having a resurgence that the PTB would understand the desire to continue hosting such a diverse series that has only skimmed the surface of what hard core Science Fiction has to offer. One can only believe in the adage where one door closes another one opens in that another channel will pick up what SyFy has lost.

My sincerest regards,
(And total #DarkMatter fan)
Dyna

Joel
Joel

Sorry Joseph. Hopefully you have more projects in the works, can’t wait to hear more of your our stories.

Quantum Mechanic®❄👽 (@JamesEFinch)

We can shop it elsewhere. Netflix already has season 1 for later this month, so maybe they’d be willing to pick it up. SYFY has morphed into a horror channel, in more ways than one. I say, please don’t give up. I didn’t on The Invaders and bugged CBS for years to put out the DVD and not only did they spend the $ but they flew me out to help edit the intros. Sad that SYFY didn’t see they had the next Stargate on their hands and they let it go. I would be glad to help in any way I can. I was once dissed by the head of Disney, so I know people in high and low places =O). #DarkMatterLIVES

Pete Salisbury
Pete Salisbury

A great show and a fantastic fan friendly cast who I had the opportunity to meet at San Diego Comic Con in 2016 and 2017. I would love to see the story continue in any form. SyFy the same network that canceled Farscape and then had second thoughts but it was to late.

Shana
Shana

I don’t even know what to say. WHY!!!!!!!! What the actual hell!!! I am so heartbroken. I just keep re-typing what I want to say cause, damn that is messed up. I know I have been MIA on the blog the last 18 months but have been following here and there on fb, you ALL did such an amazing job. While I do not wish to disparage the network that brought us the show… but they are dead to me. It seems all the truly great shows they kill before their time. I am truly sorry to hear this Joe, I hope the people who gave the show the axe realize the error of their ways and bring it back.

Josh Casey
Josh Casey

Sad News. How about a move to Netflix, etc?

Sandy
Sandy

Jo, there’s no justice in the world. This show got better each season and we’ve all been cheated that we won’t get to see it through to the end. I hope w get to find out what happens one way or another.
Such an amazing, wonderful cast; they felt like family. I’m bitterly disappointed for you all.

titananteus

Sorry this happened to you as well. I hope you don’t give up on finishing it. I know it had strong viewership on TV and I’m pretty confident that other companies like Netflix might want to pick it up.

Don’t go to other streaming services though. Too many of my favorite shows have died due to no exposure on competitive streaming services like Amazon and Hulu. Brain Dead for instance on Amazon.

Either way… good luck.

ceresis64

Extremely disappointed and saddened! 😢

Dan
Dan

I’m shocked! It was my favourite show!

APFW
APFW

Thanks Joe for providing quality television in an arid sci-fi landscape!