Check out the excellent new clip from Syfy’s upcoming series ‘Killjoys,’ which has been garnering buzz and excitement from the fans since its first trailer debuted.
In the clip below, John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore) and D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) are engaged in a firefight in a hallway (very ‘Star Wars’ esque), and shouting to each other about how exactly they are going to escape. Luckily for them, their leader arrives to aid them, the awe-inspiring Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) ripping off her necklace and tossing it at her crew’s assailants, with the beads becoming arachnid-like flash grenades that distracted the attackers, allowing Dutch to move in and finish them off. I know it sounds crazy, but check it out for yourself below!
‘Killjoys’ looks to have the right mix of seriousness and playfulness that made Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly‘ such a fan favorite, and the minds behind the show (‘Lost Girl’ creator Michelle Lovretta and Temple Street Productions, the production company behind ‘Orphan Black‘) seem to have the chops to carry it forward and keep the show’s quality up to par. The general idea is that the show follows 3 bounty hunters as they hunt their prey across the Quad, which is a planetary system close to war, the crew being led by the cunning Dutch, whose skills are showcased in the above clip.
Here’s the show’s synopsis:
From the producers of Orphan Black (Temple Street Productions) and the creator of Lost Girl (Michelle Lovretta), Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war.
Hannah John-Kamen stars as the gorgeous, complicated, and deadly Dutch. A top-level Killjoy, she’s a much loved and charming presence in her community, with a unique gift for earning people’s trust and respect regardless of their class. Under her banter and protective flirtations, there is a dark secret past.
Aaron Ashmore takes on the role of John Jaqobis, a peacemaker who hates conflict. Cheerful and kind-hearted, John prefers not to fight, but his sarcastic wit has put him into the fray enough over the years to teach him how to do it well, and dirty.
Luke Macfarlane stars as D’avin, a handsome, rugged, sarcastic, and incredibly loyal former soldier. He dreamed of enlisting in the military since boyhood, and his hard-won expertise in tactics, maneuvers and hand-to-hand combat make him an instant asset to the Killjoy team.
The inventiveness displayed in the footage, as well as the banter, reveals that the show is not falling into the trap of taking itself too seriously. The dangerousness of the characters, especially Dutch, reveals a lot of potential for ‘Killjoys,’ both in plot and characters, and might just prove another hit for Syfy. Look for it to premiere on June 19th.
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