Syfy (Blastr's corporate parent - Ed.) has a lot of intriguing new genre series cooking right now, and among the next to debut is Killjoys, a space adventure from Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta and the production company that's brought us Orphan Black, Canada's Temple Street Productions. The show follows three bounty hunters as they chase bounties across the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of war, and while the first trailer definitely got us excited, the first clip really makes us want to see this show.
The clip opens with a cramped gunfight in a hallway. John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore) and D'avin (Luke Macfarlane) are pinned down by enemy fire and debating what exactly to do about it. Then their fearless leader, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), shows up, and things get ... you know what? It's better if you just watch.
The clip preserves the irreverent sense of fun we got from the trailer, but also really hammers home that these people (particularly Dutch) are dangerous, and definitely not to be trifled with. I like the inventiveness Dutch uses to neutralize her enemies, but I also like that the clip makes it very clear that she can gets things done even without the aid of some cool jewelry. What I like most of all, though, is that the show seems to be walking that Firefly-esque line of telling solid sci-fi stories while not taking itself too seriously. These people are at work, after all, and their work is interplanetary bounty hunting. They're not going to treat everything like the end of the world. They're going to talk shop, banter and have a good time. Based on what we've seen of Killjoys so far, I can't wait.
Killjoys premieres June 19 at 9/8C on Syfy. Will you be watching?