Dark Matter executive producer Joe Mallozzi has confirmed plans for Season 2.
Ahead of the heavily-serialized space opera’s premiere on June 12 (10/9c), Mallozzi revealed that he’s already plotted out a potential second season to follow the Season 1 finale cliffhanger.
Speaking to the press, Mallozzi noted that each season will have a season-long arc with a “beginning, middle and end,” within a larger, ongoing story that will span the series:
You know, I approach each season as a – as a – as a book in a – in a series. So, the definite beginning, middle and end, like a season-long arc, is not to say it’s not going to end in necessarily a cliffhanger but, I mean, you know, very early on, we established some – we have some questions that get established very early, you know, versus about the mind wise, and what’s going on. And as the season progresses, you know, we begin to peel the onion on these various characters and their back stories and who they are and, essentially, the mixed views of how they ended up on that ship and what happened to them.
As such, fans can expect key questions to be answered along the way as more mysteries are introduced:
“You know, one of the things that I promised fans is we are not going to be the type of show that is going to ask a lot of questions and then leave then unanswered. We are going to ask a lot of questions, we’re going to keep asking a lot of questions, but we will pay them off along the way and in the most satisfactory fashion.”
Syfy wont make a decision on the future of the series until after launch, but Mallozzi says he’s “fairly confident” Dark Matter will be renewed.
That confidence is in part helped by the performance of the cast, which he says has directly helped shape his plans for Season 2:
I have kind of the general idea of where I want to go. You know, just in terms of going to season – you know, the first season, you know, we were super prepared. We have the majority of our scripts already done. And then,
You create these characters, they’re on the page and then you hand them off and, then, they really come to life. But the actors bring so much to them in develop them and they re-evolve in their performance and as you inform moving forward, it gives you ideas.
I mean, a lot of our ideas for Season 2 – these stories for season two come about as a result of something like they could be – the standout moments that these guys have brought to the show and just the types of relationships and the chemistry.