TORONTO – Space doubles down on Friday nights this summer with the return of Canadian hit series WYNONNA EARP and KILLJOYS, beginning July 20. Airing back-to-back in a destination timeslot for genre fans, WYNONNA EARP’s Season 3 premiere kicks off the thrill ride at 9 p.m. ET, followed by Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS at 10 p.m. ET. In the U.S., both series air day-and-date on SYFY.
Marking the return of KILLJOYS, Space revealed today the ominous new key art featuring Hannah John-Kamen, as Dutch/Aneela fully infiltrated by the Hullen forces. The fiery WYNONNA EARP Season 3 poster art, previously revealed by Entertainment Weekly, is available for download here.
In addition, Space provided a first look at the new seasons of WYNONNA EARP and KILLJOYS with promos teasing new characters, highlighting signature quips, and showcasing all the high-octane action.
“Canadian series WYNONNA EARP and KILLJOYS are back to ignite summer nights in this powerhouse timeslot,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “Fridays on Space will once again be the destination that genre fans and viewers have come to count on for exciting, out-of-this-world stories.”
New seasons of both WYNONNA EARP and KILLJOYS will be available On Demand via set-top box. And Seasons 1- 3 of KILLJOYS will all be available Friday, June 22 on CraveTV.
WYNONNA EARP Season 3 (12 episodes X:60)
Fridays at 9 p.m. ET, beginning July 20
Season 3 of the 12 episode, one-hour drama WYNONNA EARP sees reckless and reluctant gunslinger Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano) and her team of outmatched outsiders return to face monsters, revenants, and their biggest fears. They all fight to take down the demon who cursed the Earp family before he destroys the Ghost River Triangle – and the world.
Season 2 of WYNONNA EARP corralled an audience increase of 30% for total viewers compared to Season 1, and was up 33% among A25-54, 46% among A18-49, and more than double for females A25-54 and A18-49. WYNONNA EARP Season 2 made Space the most-watched entertainment specialty channel during its Fridays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot among adults A18-34 and A18-49.
In the Season 3 premiere “Blood Red and Going Down” (Friday, July 20 at 9 p.m. ET), when a mysterious bus full of sexy strangers rolls into town, Wynonna must figure out why they’re in Purgatory before the entire town falls under their spell.
KILLJOYS Season 4 (10 episodes X :60)
Fridays at 10 p.m. ET, beginning July 20
KILLJOYS penultimate season picks up from the Season 3 finale and finds Dutch (John-Kamen) on a journey to face her biggest foe yet, while D’av (Luke MacFarlane) and John (Aaron Ashmore) are trapped in an elevator in deep space with a pregnant Delle Seyah (Mayko Nguyen). They are united by the knowledge of the name of their true enemy: The Lady, an immeasurable manifestation of evil without beginning or end.
KILLJOYS continues to reign as the most-watched original series on Space, and was a Top 10 show in the 2016/17 broadcast year among total viewers, adults, and females in key A25-54 and A18-49 demos.
In the season opener “The Warrior Princess Bride” (Friday, July 20 at 10 p.m. ET), trapped in the mysterious and mind-bending greenspace and on the run from the deadly Lady, Aneela (John-Kamen), and her father Khlyen (Rob Stewart) struggle to stay one step ahead of the Lady, while keeping a wounded Dutch alive with a story that he promises will save her life: the tale of Dutch and Johnny’s first mission in the Quad. He tells the story of the time when, down to their last few Joy, Dutch and John accepted a simple cargo transportation gig to the armpit of the galaxy and how this led to them facing off with a deadly assassin.
KILLJOYS is created by Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl, The Secret Circle) who also serves as Executive Producer. Adam Barken is Showrunner and serves as Executive Producer. Additional Executive producers are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, Stephan Pleszczynski, and Karen Troubetzkoy.
KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios in association with Space and SYFY. Production Executives for Bell Media are Rebecca DiPasquale and Kathleen Meek. Tom Hastings is Director, Original Programming, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
WYNONNA EARP was developed for television by Emily Andras who also serves as executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Executive producers are Jordy Randall (HEARTLAND), Tom Cox (YOUNG DRUNK PUNK), David Ozer, Ted Adams, Rick Jacobs, and Todd Berger. Brian Dennis (THE BEST LAID PLANS) is producer. The writing team spearheaded by Andras includes Shelley Scarrow, Noelle Carbone, Brendon Yorke, Caitlin Fryers and Matt Doyle. Directors are Paolo Barzman, Ron Murphy, April Mullen and Grant Harvey.
WYNONNA EARP is produced by SEVEN24 Films, broadcast on Space in Canada, SYFY in the United States and distributed internationally by IDW Entertainment.
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About Bell Media Original Programming
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Bravo’s mystery drama CARTER; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; CTV’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as Comedy’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
About Temple Street
Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street’s past and present projects include, Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), X Company (CBC), Killjoys (SYFY, Space), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel, Hulu), Lost & Found Music Studios (Family Channel, Netflix), Wingin’ It (Family Channel), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook’d (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada’s Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy’s Wild Life(NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more information, visit www.templestreet.com, follow us on Twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.
About SEVEN24 Films
SEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations. Current projects include the hit family series HEARTLAND, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its eleventh season on CBC and UPtv, as well as YOUNG DRUNK PUNK, a half-hour comedy starring KIDS IN THE HALL alumnus, Bruce McCulloch. Other award-winning projects include the Canadian Screen Award winner, BOREALIS, as well as the Gemini Award-winning movie MAYERTHORPE and Gemini Award-winning mini-series BURN UP (with Bradley Whitford and Neve Campbell). Tom Cox and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award nominated Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Resurrecting the Champ and are both recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contribution to the arts.
About IDW Entertainment
IDW Entertainment “IDWE,” a franchise studio division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), is charged with developing, financing, producing and distributing entertainment content ranging from series and features to interactive experiences and digital content from sister company IDW Publishing’s extensive IP catalog of comic books and graphic novels, as well as from third party content.
Since launching in 2013, IDWE has successfully delivered three seasons of the critically-acclaimed Wynonna Earp, which debuted on SYFY in the U.S.; Spike TV in the UK and Australia; and Netflix Globally, as well as two seasons of Dirk Gently, based on the best-selling comic novels by Douglas Adams and starring Sam Barnett and Elijah Wood, on BBC America in the U.S. and Netflix worldwide. The Company has also produced a pilot based on the popular comic book series Locke and Key from Joe Hill, with Carlton Cuse showrunning; Andy Muschietti directing; and starring Frances O’Connor, Danny Glover, Nate Corddry, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott and Megan Charpentier. Additionally, IDWE is currently in various stages of development and production on a roster of scripted series, including the Netflix Original series V-WARS to premiere in 2019, starring Ian Somerhalder; a crime series based on Jonathan Kellerman’s best-selling Alex Delaware detective novel series; and a thriller series developed in partnership with James Murray of truTV’s hit series Impractical Jokers and seasoned sci-fi writer Darren Wearmouth based on the authors’ new novel Awakened; a supernatural thriller series based on Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David’s hit comic miniseries Darkness Visible. and a collaboration with Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo on the drama series, The Devil, based on the real-life misdeeds of British gangster Stephen “The Devil” French.
Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and its flagship, daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback magazine, Space is also home to original series WYNONNA EARP, KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, DOCTOR WHO, KRYPTON and THE EXPANSE. Space content is always available on demand at Space.ca and on Space-branded On Demand channels through several of Canada’s TV Providers, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.