Space drama Dark Matter has been cancelled after three seasons by Syfy, the show’s creator Joseph Mallozzi announced on his blog Friday.
“It is with great sadness that I confirm the news. Syfy has cancelled Dark Matter after three seasons. To say that I’m incredibly disappointed would be an understatement. I’ll save my comments and field your questions in a future blog entry. For today, I just want to extend a heartfelt thanks to my amazing crew, my wonderful cast, and to all of you, our incredible fans. You all deserved better.”
Part of Syfy’s attempt to embrace harder science fiction and find another space opera in the wake of Battlestar Galactica, Dark Matter followed six people who awake on a starship called the Raza with no memory of who they were before their coma. The series, which starred the likes of Melissa O’Neil (Rogue) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl) chronicled each attempting to figure out who they are and how they got there.
For its final season, Dark Matter averaged a 0.15 in the 18-49 demo, down almost 13% from its previous season. The fate of lead-in Killjoys has yet to be determined, while lead-out Wynonna Earp was renewed early this season thanks in part to its strong social media reach.
The now-series finale of Dark Matter aired last week on Syfy.