Franka Potente joins Syfy's Dark Matter for Season 2

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May 24, 2016

In a piece of awesome casting news, Franka Potente (American Horror Story, The Bridge, Copper) has joined the cast of Syfy’s space opera series Dark Matter.

The Bourne Identity actress (who will soon be seen in The Conjuring 2, coming June 10) has come on board in a recurring role for the show’s upcoming second season. She will play Commander Shaddick, Chief Inspector of the Galactic Authority Serious Crimes Division.

Described as “cool, calculated and determined to prove the crew of the Raza were involved in the destruction of Iriden 3,” Potente will join series regulars Marc Bendavid (One), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three), Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Roger Cross (Six) and Zoie Palmer as the android. Melanie Liburd and Shaun Sipos have also come on board for Season 2 as series regulars.


Dark Matter is the brainchild of Stargate writers and executive producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. The first season of the sci-fi series followed six people (and an android) who first wake up from stasis aboard a spaceship (the Raza) with no memories of who they are and how they got there. 

In Season 2, the crew of the Raza becomes entangled in an intergalactic conspiracy and are on a mission to find a mysterious device that may hold the key to victory in an impending all-out corporate war. Have a look at the upcoming season in the trailer below.

Dark Matter will return on July 1 on Syfy.

(via Deadline)

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