- For who to contact and how, click here
- For details of twitter campaign, click here
- For updates during the first week of the twitter campaign, start here (or posts 5 -19)
- For behind the scenes & industry insights, click here
- Ongoing information after week one: starts on page 2
- the petition
So as some if you know, SyFy channel has cancelled Dark Matter after 3 seasons. The creator / show-runner Joe Mallozzi has a 5 year plan for the show, plotted out from the beginning. All the character arcs, where they start, where they end up, and how they get there. All the many plot threads, how they progress, how they come together. After 3 years, we have seen the complexity and scope, and begun to see hints as to how the seemingly unrelated plots intersect.
Joe knows where the story is going. He deserves a chance to tell the rest of his story, and we the fans deserve to see what is in store.
I can not fathom why SyFy would cancel such a popular show. The ratings were very promising. It was the most watched weekly scripted show on the SyFy channel. DVR / time delay viewers increased this ratings by 200% - 300%, putting it in the top five for DVR ratings increase for ALL OF CABLE! It has lost only about 10% of its viewers each year, the industry average is more like 25%. And yet they cancel this and renew the other shows that aired with it. And ordered Sharknado 5. Joe Mallozzi guesses it is because SyFy does not own it, and therefor earns less from it than the other shows.
The message seems to be that SyFy is not going to change their minds, but that the show is strong enough that someone else may wish to buy it and produce new seasons! Netflx, Amazon, Hulu, TNT, AMC ... who else can you think of???
So this is not just a plan to save the show, but to find a new home for Dark Matter!
I love Dark Matter, and I love the characters, every last one is adorable! They feel like family to me, and my favorite scenes are the little family moments among the crew, the meals, the little chats. To many shows neglect the small character moments in favor of plot or action. But Dark Matter is packed with those too!
But anyway, enough of my chatter, on to what you can do!
Important note, according to Joe, we only have a few weeks to get this done, before the studio rent runs out and the sets get torn down, and the cast and crew begin to find new jobs. Luckily some places have shown some interest, and noticed the massive fan response! Lets keep it up! Details to follow on how to help!
(I will update this first post with links to later posts, to make everything easier to find.)
Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 09 September 2017 - 05:22 PM.