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Syfy cancels Dark Matter

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Just a few days after airing the show’s third season finale, Syfy has announced that it is canceling sci-fi series Dark Matter. The show, which was based on Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie’s graphic novel of the same name, centered on a group of people who woke up in an abandoned spaceship with no memories of who they were or what they were doing on a spaceship. It starred Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil, and Anthony Lemke.

This comes from Variety, which points out that Syfy has a bunch of other scripted sci-fi shows that are either currently running or in the works, so perhaps ending Dark Matter had less to do with Dark Matter than it did with making room for stuff like Krypton, Happy!, the new Tremors, and George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers. As much as people may have liked Dark Matter, it didn’t have Kevin Bacon or George R.R. Martin listed somewhere in its credits.