“Dark Matter,” the new sci-fi action drama hailing from Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, now has a full cast and is set to begin shooting on Jan. 7.
The series follows the crew of a derelict spaceship — the Raza — after they awaken from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.
Marc Bendavid (“Bitten”) will play ONE, aka Jace Corso, described by Mallozzi as a charming, moral individual who tries to do the right thing, even though he doesn’t always succeed. He is the closest thing to a hero on board the Raza.
Melissa O’Neill (“Les Miserables” on Broadway) stars as TWO, the crew’s defacto leader, while Anthony Lemke (“The Listener,” “White House Down”) will be THREE, a self-centered mercenary type. The stoic and ruthless FOUR will be portrayed by Alex Mallari Jr. (“RoboCop” reboot), while Jodelle Ferland (“The Cabin in the Woods,” “Blackhat”) stars as FIVE, a restless young kid who possesses mysterious abilities.
Rounding out the Raza crew is SIX, played by Roger Cross (“The Strain,” “Arrow,” “24”), an imposing man with integrity and a heart of gold. The final member of the main cast is Zoie Palmer (“Lost Girl”), who will play the android found on board the Raza. This role was originally male in the comic book series “Dark Matter” is based on.
Mallozzi and Mullie — who created “Dark Matter” and are known for their work on “Stargate SG-1,” “Stargate Atlantis” and “Stargate Universe” — are running the show with Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza also taking on producer roles.
With pre-production in full swing, “Dark Matter” is set to premiere on Syfy this summer.