Dark Matter EP Joseph Mallozi Hints Tons of Action & Surprises

Dark Matter premiered last week with a huge blast leaving viewers shocked giving conspiracy theories a rise. We decided to ask the executive producer himself about this season. Take note he is the first person to do an interview with us twice.

Joseph Mallozzi was born on October 16, 1965 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is a producer and writer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), Dark Matter (2015) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).

Dark Matter – The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full of weaponry and a destination: a remote mining colony that is about to become a war zone. With no idea whose side they are on, they face a deadly decision. Will these amnesiacs turn their backs on history, or will their pasts catch up with them? [IMDB]

Season 1 started with the crew getting to know each other, dealing with their past and getting familiar with all their long list of enemies. But the ending left all viewers wondering why did ‘Six’ (Roger Cross) betray him friends. While most of us harbored some hatred towards him for turning on his friends, Joseph on the other hand had something else to say, “I certainly accept his reasoning.  In his mind, he felt he was doing the right thing, saving lives. It was only when he delivered the prisoners to Hyperion-8 that he realized that the justice he was promised didn’t exist. Ultimately, it’s a choice between the lesser of two evils.” This interview was done prior to last night’s episode where Six (Roger Cross) *spoiler* helped them escape the prison *spoiler*. The question which lingers towards our minds is whether we should forgive him for his actions. “As for what would make me forgive him?  I can’t say.  Though, in all fairness, I’m not the forgiving type.”

While we all enjoyed the first season, we still didn’t see much of the action as he promises much more to come. Apparently watching Five (Jodelle Ferland) ruin Four’s (Alex Mallari Jr.) sword fight wasn’t the only action we get to see! “Season 1 was very much the slow burn as we slowly peeled the onion on the various backstories of our crew.  Season 2, in contrast, will be much more action-driven.” 

While some of us were speculating or even praying that One (Marc Bendavid) is still somehow alive our hopes were crushed. Even though the actor gets to stay as he will be playing the real ‘One’ our beloved One is gone for good. “By all appearances, One’s story ended with his death at the end of the season 2 premiere.  That said, there are a few loose ends that need addressing, the chiefest of which will be who killed him and why?” When I tried to give him a conspiracy theory, it didn’t take him a second to further crush our hopes of seeing One again, the chances of him being alive are “Zero.”

Much like the action we have been told, the surprises will be bigger – imagine One being killed as how big the surprises can be this season. “Season 2 will continue in the same narrative vein as we established in season 1: set-ups, pay-offs, twists and turns – and big surprises.  Although I can safely say the surprises will be a lot bigger.” In addition we have seen a new character which gets into touch with Two (Melissa O’Neil) in solitary confinement, there are a few surprises from her too. “Nyx is very much an outsider, a survivor, and someone who knows how to game the system.  You can expect a few surprises from her.”

While many of us enjoyed seeing the Android go full on James Bond at the prison, we still hope to see more of her influence in this season. If you are also an Android fan (not the operating system) then you must be pleased. “As you saw in episode 2, the Android played a pivotal role in the escape.  Moving forward in season 2, her story will take some unexpected turns…” Ok not very pleased.

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Joseph Mallozi is the Executive Producer of Dark Matter.

The first season focused a lot on background story and the past of the crew, and we didn’t see any flashbacks in the first two episodes. Apparently that means bad news, “In season 1, they discovered their pasts.  In season 2, the past comes back to haunt.” Your favorite characters aren’t safe either. “Everyone is a victim in one way or another.”

What are you most excited about this season? Leave a comment at the bottom or tweet to us at @tvserieshub.

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