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‘Dark Matter’ cast on season 2: Expect bigger, more WTF moments

SyFy’s Dark Matter returns this Friday, and the cast and crew promise some crazy-good times ahead. The season two premiere, titled “Welcome to Your New Home,” will be directed by Stargate alum, Amanda Tapping. If only we could get a few scenes with her on-screen.

During a recent interview, cast members dropped some insight into their characters’ psyches and they teased bigger WTF moments than those found in season one. Bigger than Two being not quite human? *insert gasp* and color us excited. It’ll be interesting to see where the show picks up, especially given the way things ended for our crew of misfits.

Clearly, the Raza’s crew won’t be feeling all goodness and butterflies about their traitorous team member, Six, when the show returns. Six’s portrayer, Roger Cross, revealed that some of the crew members are a bit more hurt than others over his actions. Even with that said, though, while a measure of forgiveness may be found, Six’s won’t be forgotten. It will be interesting to see if and how this might change the chemistry of the team, and how his betrayal will flavor all of the interactions and possibly make the rest even less trusting with one another for the foreseeable future.

Speaking about the show, Cross pondered all the reasons why the show struck a chord with so many fans. You know, besides the fact that it’s an awesome throwback to all the reasons why people love space dramas. “I think everyone can relate to a lot of it. People make mistakes in their life and have done things that they might not be happy with. What if they got to start over? When people do try to change, will other people they have wronged allow them to?”

Melissa O’Neill discussed her character’s upcoming arc as the character continues assimilating to the fact that she’s not quite human. Then, there’s her love life. According to O’Neill, “the conflict comes more from not knowing her origin story” and the question remains whether can Two find those answers or not. Those huge questions about herself will be all that she can consider for now. Sorry, Three and One. Looks like our girl is off the market… for now. Though, Two’s portrayer did joke about a possible Nyx/Two pairing. Hmm, now that would be interesting.

Both, O’Neill and Cross are psyched about the new adventures to come and interacting with new  characters.

There’s also the very interesting storyline coming surrounding the Android, Four, and Nyx.  The second season will continue that theme rooted at the heart of the show, where these characters will continue forward with their journey for self-discovery and figuring out just who they truly are.

DARK MATTER -- Season:2 -- Pictured: Melanie Liburd as Nyx -- (Photo by: Norman Wong/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)
Pictured: Melanie Liburd as Nyx — (Photo by: Norman Wong/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)

The Raza is a big ship so there is plenty of room for two new crew members to come aboard. Actors Shaun Sipos and Melanie Liburd will be joining the lineup this season. Not much has been disclosed about these characters, but both have things in their past they want to keep secret. Something that is a requirement for anyone joining the Raza.

DARK MATTER -- Season:2 -- Pictured: Shaun Sipos as Devon -- (Photo by: Norman Wong/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)
Pictured: Shaun Sipos as Devon  (Photo by: Norman Wong/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)

While the crew is in prison, they meet Devon (Shaun Sipos). Sipos reveals that there is a past that Devon is trying to deal with while he is being haunted by his demons. Upon meeting the crew of the Raza, he is curious and envies them for not being able to remember their past.

Are you as pumped as we are for the new season of Dark Matter?

Dark Matter returns Friday, July 1 at 10EST on Syfy. 

*This post was written in collaboration with Brad Zipprich of Pure Fandom. Check out their podcast, Brad and Cort Talk!
(Photo by: Dennys/Ilic/Syfy)

Cort Robinson

A lover of words and moving pictures, I'm a fangirl from way back. Seriously—I grew up watching Daytime TV from my granny's knee. It was Knots Landing over Dynasty, and BtVS over pretty much everything else. I watch entirely too much television and am quite happy sitting in an empty movie theater on a rainy day. And if we’re talking bromances, there's no bromance quite like the Winchesters. Cort has been writing since she can remember and podcasting for nearly 10 years with @bradzb. Be sure to check us out our "Brad and Cort Talk" interviews and recaps. Also, join in the conversation over at our "Brad and Cort Talk" FB group.

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