When Dark Matter was cancelled a little over a year ago, I was left somewhat frustrated, kind of annoyed, a more than a little pissed.  For various reasons.  I was frustrated because I wouldn’t be able to complete the story I’d mapped out, annoyed by what I felt was a petty and vindictive decision, and more than a little pissed at how it all went down.  In the end, it was a Clueless Exec Sucker Punch to the show’s cast, crew and, chiefest of all, its fans who had supported the series for three seasons.

An ensuing online campaign to save the show proved ultimately (frankly, surprisingly) unsuccessful and so I redirected focus to other projects.  Whenever fans have asked me about the prospect of a Dark Matter revival, I’ve been honest with them.  It’s unlikely, but I still hold out hope for a mini-series that would allow me to wrap up as many of those narrative loose ends as possible and, hopefully, offer fans some closure.  That, I honestly felt, was the best case scenario.

Until today after my conversation with a very determined individual with connections to a group of equally determined, forward-thinking individuals who have proposed an atypical but very intriguing approach to getting it done.    And the more they talk about it, the more convinced I become that, maybe, the odds of a fourth and fifth season of Dark Matter may not be as long as I’d initially assumed.

Ambiguous, no?  Alas, for now, all I’ll say is that the wheels on a resurrection are – surprisingly – in motion again.  There is, of course, no guarantee that anything will come of this, but the strategy is crazy-brilliant and certainly worth pursuing.

Anyway, I followed up this afternoon’s call with an email outlining the game plan, the questions we needed to answer, and my proposal for a schedule moving forward.  Conversations to follow.

Let’s just file this one away for now but I’ll leave you with this.  Prior to this afternoon, Magic 8 Ball said “Outlook not so good”.  After my chat, it had revised it’s prognostication to: “Ask again later”.  Read into that what you will.

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Katie Oster
Katie Oster

What can we as fans do to help make this a reality? I know I’m not alone in wanting to see the Raza crew back on our screens!!

Danine Dolphin
Danine Dolphin

Good.

jamesbowers
jamesbowers

Congratulations and we hope and wish for the best out come. Fantastic news really smile

Jenn
Jenn

That’s exciting, just the possibility!

Elminster
Elminster

Hi Joe
Alrighty then, I’ll take a “possibly maybe” over a “stick a fork in it, it’s done” anyday.

Elminster

Enrico Pidutti
Enrico Pidutti

I woke up today thinking about the virtual season 4, hoping for its continue somehow, and now I read this. Wow! Fingers crossed!

Rebecca Sims
Rebecca Sims

Fingers crossed.

Jon Robert Hrubesch

I’ll take any good news about a Dark Matter continuation even if it’s a long shot. At this point anything, even if it’s a tiny glimmer, is good to hear.

Bill
Bill

This is great news ! Hope it comes through.

Marcelino
Marcelino

Please, don’t hice up!

klb9037

That’s the best news I’ve heard for a while! Whether it pans out or not, I’m anxious to hear about how your approaching this whole scheme. I realize it’s way to soon, but I can’t help but wonder how you tackle the task of getting the whole band back together? Plus, your own calendar appears to be filling up, too. Regardless, getting the green light on finishing Dark Matter up the way you intended would definitely be cause for a major celebration!

Thanks for adding a little light to a pretty dreary November!

Rhiannon Frater

I’m literally crying right now. Thanks for this update. Keeping hope alive in my dark matter heart.

Monique Is Moving #TheExpanse To Wakanda🙅🏾‍♀️ (@HaughtyMarauder)

I’ll add my name to the list of tributes. If there’s anything you need a fan to do, please let us know. I AM READY!!

Kent Donnelly
Kent Donnelly

Fingers crossed as well

Gforce
Gforce

I am TRYING not to get my hopes up too much… but HOT DAMN! I think my week was just made.

I cannot wait to hear more!

Todd James
Todd James

This is honestly hopeful news. Looking forward to hearing more.

Barry Schlosser

That’s quite some unexpected positive news! Wishing you well with bringing Dark Matter back from the void. Certainly in some alternate universes Dark Matter is resurrected – maybe this is one of them!

James Fng
James Fng

I’ve lost count how many times I’ve bin watched DM watching it again as I type this comment.
Why not at least a DM movie? We did it for Firefly/Serenity.
Damn it Dark Matter I just don’t know how to quit you.

JeffW
JeffW

That sounds semi-promising. All great accomplishments start somewhere…here’s hoping!

I would love to see Dark Matter back on the air.

cat4444
cat4444

Ooohhhh! Some potentially positive news!

Dr Z
Dr Z

Hi Joe, that is exciting just having the possibility of seasons 4 and 5. I’m staying tuned. Would not be the same without the wonderful original cast though ! Could they be available despite current projects?

ELGardner

Incredible. I’ve said it before, in our new reality of content craving outlets and consumers, anything is possible.

What makes more sense: a new show with only the promise of a bright future?

Or reviving an established show with a truck record, and a proven creative team, concept and fan base?

utopianmage
utopianmage

Wow, that is indeed some awesomely tantalizing yet ambiguous news. At the least, it’s encouraging! Please let us know when you need fans to start showing their support for whatever this is! smile

S.H.
S.H.

I KNEW IT!! Santa Claus IS real.

C
C

Joe, that is great news. I can say that my prayers are being answered. Dark Matter always deserved its 4 and 5 season. Syfy was unfair. I’m so happy for you and the Raza fans