SyFy Channel has acquired rights to the original series Dark Matter, an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic series written by Stargate franchise veterans Joseph Mallozzzi and Paul Mullie, TVLine is reporting.
Mallozzi and Mullie were writers and producers on various Stargate TV series and wrote the comic series, illustrated by Garry Brown (The Massive), for Dark Horse in 2012. The duo will helm the 13-episode, hour long series for Syfy.
The story follows the crew of a spaceship who awaken from stasis with no memories of who they are or why they are on board. Their search for answers triggers the ship’s security android, which is bent on their destruction.
The series will be produced by Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl, XIII). Jay Firestone, Mallozzi and Mullie, and Vanessa Piazza will executive produce. Endemol Worldwide Distribution will distribute the series internationally.