Production kicks off on Season 2 of Syfy's space adventure series Killjoys

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Dec 5, 2015, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

The first year of Killjoys was one of the most fun space shows this side of Firefly, and work is officially underway on Season 2.

Production on the 10-episode second season of the Syfy (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed.) series began this week in Toronto, Ontario. The show is set to return to the airwaves this summer, with key stars Hannah John-Kamen (Dutch), Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis) and Luke Macfarlane (D’avin Jaqobis) all reprising their roles.

The second season will pick up in the wake of the shocking Season 1 finale and follow Dutch and John as they desperately search for D’avin following his abduction at the hands of Dutch’s duplicitous and mysterious childhood mentor, Khlyen (Rob Stewart, Suits). The network promises that some “surprising truths” will be revealed, the team’s loyalties will be tested, and the Killjoys will struggle to “balance the lives of their killjoy family and defending the good of the Quad.” So yeah, just your usual Friday night in this corner of the ‘verse.

“In the debut season, we introduced the Killjoys and learned about their world, the mysteries of the Quad, the secrets of the RAC, and the rich cast of characters. This season, we up the ante on the sci-fi factor, sexiness, and stakes, and answer some existing core questions while introducing new mysteries for our dynamic trio,” show runner Michelle Lovretta said. “This season promises to be a twisted romp, but the heart and soul of Killjoys remains the same - that of deep friendships and family bonds. I wouldn't have it any other way.”

The first season of Killjoys averaged 1.5 million viewers (L+3), and grew into a solid critical hit among genre fans. It was swashbuckling fun in the same vein as Farscape and Firefly, and we can’t wait to see where Dutch and the gang head next.