“It’s one of the most intriguing shows…” – Tony Wong, The Toronto StarTORONTO (June 3, 2016) – Space’s most-watched new series DARK MATTER returns with 13, new one-hour episodes when Season 2 premieres Friday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET. Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers and writers of the STARGATE franchise, the original Canadian series stars Marc Bendavid as One; Melissa O’Neil as Two; Anthony Lemke as Three; Alex Mallari Jr. as Four; Jodelle Ferland as Five; Roger Cross as Six; and Zoie Palmer as The Android. Season 1 of DARK MATTER experienced explosive ratings with 520,000 average viewers tuning in Fridays at 10 p.m. ET, making Space the most-watched specialty network in the timeslot for all key adult demos. DARK MATTER navigates through a fragmented crew aboard a derelict spaceship, the Raza, with no memory of how they got there. Facing threats at every turn, they work together to survive a voyage fueled by vengeance, betrayal, and hidden secrets. Season 2 finds the crew of the Raza embroiled in an intergalactic conspiracy, seeking a mysterious device that may hold the key to victory in a looming all-out corporate war. As previously announced, joining the DARK MATTER crew this season is Melanie Liburd (GAME OF THRONES) as Nyx, an ex-con with killer instincts and Shaun Sipos (MELROSE PLACE), a world-class surgeon with a dark past. Also boarding the Raza is star of iconic cult classic Run Lola Run, Franka Potente, who guest-stars as Commander Shaddick, a cool, calculated force of nature who’s hell-bent on making things difficult for the Raza crew. Throughout its first season run, DARK MATTER was the most-watched new series on Canadian entertainment specialty channels. For those who missed the first run, Space takes a quantum leap to the beginning of it all with a Season 1 marathon beginning at 8 a.m. ET on Friday, July 1. Making for an all-Canadian Canada Day double play, the DARK MATTER marathon leads into the Season 2 premiere of Space original series, KILLJOYS at 9 p.m. ET, followed by DARK MATTER Season 2 debut at 10 p.m. ET. In the Season 2 premiere episode “Welcome To Your New Home” (Friday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET), the crew of the Raza have been betrayed by one of their own, with a motivation that questions everyone’s loyalties. The rest of the crew find themselves incarcerated in the notorious Hyperion-8 Detention Facility where they must deal with dangerous fellow inmates a corrupt Warden, and corporate agenda that threatens their lives. Developed with Prodigy Pictures (LOST GIRL), executive producers for DARK MATTER are Jay Firestone (LOST GIRL), creators Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Vanessa Piazza (LOST GIRL).