Killjoys: An Independent interplanetary organization of assassins and retrieval experts, who are known across the J cluster as Killjoys. The only rule a Killjoy has, “The Warrant is all”.
In a Nutshell
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.
Meet the Characters
A 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 as she is with her teammates, she has always withheld a part of herself. You can thank Khylen, the man that raised her to be a perfect killing machine, for that. Screws a kid up, you know?
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.
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.
A Brief History of Killjoys: the When, Where and How
Killjoys is a Canadian space adventure drama series airing on Space channel in Canada and SyFy in the USA. The first season premiered on June 19, 2015, while the second premiered on July 1, 2016. Killjoys has been recently renewed for a third season, which is set to premiere in 2017.
Bill McGoldrick, Syfy’s executive VP of original content stated “With exciting space-based action, deep world building, and a standout cast, Killjoys has struck a nerve with viewers and critics alike”.
Why It’s Awesome
One of the main attractions of Killyjoys, especially in this day and age, is that it includes a strong female lead: Dutch, the ship’s captain. Dutch turns out to be an exceptionally strong and determined person, having been conditioned as an assassin at a young age, she broke free from her trainer and began her life as a Killjoy.
Killjoys is also a fresh idea with new ways of presenting problems for each member of the crew. Because of this, the show manages to bring in many emotional moments and raise worthwhile questions while being fun and enjoyable.