The new original Canadian action adventure series Killjoys will officially premiere Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET on both Space and Syfy. The show, which follows a trio of reclamation agents – or “Killjoys” – as they chase warrants through the Quad, a distant planetary system, comes to us from Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta and the producers of Orphan Black. The first season will consist of 10 hour-long episodes.
The Killjoys team is led by Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), who along with her partners John (Aaron Ashmore, Smallville) and D’avin (Luke Macfarlane, Brothers & Sisters), form a team of highly accomplished bounty hunters who each bring distinct and valuable specialities to offer. The series premiere, entitled “Bangarang,” will find Killjoys Dutch and John in serious need of R&R after capturing a dangerous smuggler in the badlands of Westerley. But when a death warrant is posted for D’avin, John secretly takes the job to save his estranged brother. With a competing Killjoy also on the job, the team is in a race against time to clear D’avin’s name and their own.
Get a more in depth look and meet the Killjoys team below:
Dutch – Level 5
Gorgeous, complicated, and deadly, Dutch is the leader of the Killjoy trio. A top-level Killjoy with serious combat skills, Dutch is a much-loved and a charming presence in her community, with a unique gift for earning people’s trust and respect regardless of their class. While bold and fun-loving on the surface, under her banter and protective flirtations there is maturity, pain, and a deep solemnity resulting from a dark secret past.
Johnny Jaqobis – Level 3
A Level 3 Killjoy and Dutch’s long-time partner, John is a peacemaker who hates conflict, despite his profession. Cheerful and kind-hearted, John prefers not to fight, but his sarcastic wit has put him into the fray often enough to teach him how to do it well. As the team’s resident mechanic and pilot, John can fix, build, and fly any machine.
John’s older brother, D’avin is many things: handsome, strong, sarcastic, and loyal, but above all, he is a born soldier. As the team’s newest addition, he brings a hard-won expertise in tactics and hand-to-hand combat. But what Dutch and John don’t know is that D’avin left the military under mysterious circumstances, and he’s come to The Quad to square his unfinished business with some potentially dangerous people.
Lucy is a small private ship with a distinct personality, who has ties to the Killjoys back to the day that Dutch and John first met. She has served them well ever since, and while not one to play favourites, Lucy often demonstrates a distinct fondness for John. Comprised of a small cockpit, Spartan sleeping quarters, and a lounge area, Lucy provides the team with interplanetary transportation, as well as a private work/live space.
Are you excited to check out Killjoys? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below.
Killjoys will air on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on Space and SyFy starting June 19.
Editor in Chief Bridget Liszewski comes from a long line of TV Junkies who fostered her love of television from a very young age. She's channeled that passion into covering both US and Canadian television shows, and is thankful everyday for the invention of the DVR. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she loves college football and is a fan of sports in general. Bridget is always up for talking TV and you can follow her on twitter at @BridgetOnTV.