Preview: Killjoys Debuts June 19 – The Warrant is All

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So…. what have you been doing since Firefly? Waiting for another good space opera to come along? Killjoys, one of the new summer offerings from Syfy, may not have Firefly’s lyricism or its extended ensemble cast, but it certainly could come from the same world. You’ll easily be able to see Capt. Reynolds conferring with Killjoys‘ Dutch, or Wash discussing the ins and outs of flying in hazardous space with John Jaqobis. Action, mystery, humor, and spacecraft – couldn’t be better! This will be a terrific summer for sci fi TV – and Killjoys looks to be a big part of the fun.

Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard-living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout The Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war. Dutch and John are employees of “The Rack” (Recovery and Apprehension Coalition). “The Rack is somewhere between the Bounty Hunter Union and Freemason-like secret society,” Syfy tells us. Killjoys are multidisciplinary professionals who are licensed to pursue specific types of Warrants throughout the galaxy. It operates in The Quad, which consists of one dwarf planet, Qresh, and its three moons, Westerly, Leith and Arkyn. The Quad is ruled by The Company – the monolithic, powerful corporation inextricably linked with the politicians and ruling families on Qresh.

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Meet the Killjoys:

cast_killjoys_dutchDutch (Hannah John-Kamen, @hannahjk1)

A gorgeous, complicated and deadly flirt, Dutch is bold and fun loving on the surface. She has a unique gift for earning people’s trust and respect regardless of their class. But under her banter and protective flirtations, there is pain, maturity, and a deep solemnity. As close friends as she is with John when we first meet them, she has always withheld a part of herself, a history of which she is deeply ashamed…

 

cast_killjoys_johnJohn Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore, @aaronashmore)

John is dyslexic with learning and reading disabilities and was labeled as “stupid” all of his life. He is not. Decisively. Give this man any mech, any tech, and he can fix-it-build-it-fly it. Just don’t ask him to read the instructions. Or to believe that he’s actually intelligent. OK yeah, John has some self-esteem issues but one thing he’s completely sure of is his devotion to his fellow teammates.

 

cast_killjoys_davinD’avin (Luke Macfarlane)

D’avin is many things – handsome, uber masculine, sarcastic, incredibly loyal – but he is one thing above all: a born soldier. He dreamed of enlisting since boyhood, and his hard-won expertise in tactics, maneuvers and hand-to-hand combat make him an instant asset to the Killjoy team.

 

Check out the first trailer:

Let us know what shows you’re excited to see this summer!

Killjoys premieres on Syfy on Friday, June 19, 9 pm eastern/8 pm central

Learn more about the show at the Killjoys website

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