‘Killjoys’ is a Canadian science fiction space adventure drama series that airs on the Space channel and first premiered on June 19, 2015. It has been created by Michelle Lovretta, with SyFy as one of the co-producers. The show revolves around three bounty hunters who work in Quad, a planetary system which is on the brink of interplanetary war. We see this fun-loving trio trying to remain impartial as they chase down deadly targets.
The show sets up a rather complex universe and has all the major sci-fi tropes which ultimately does not bring anything new to the table. However, at its heart, the main characters capture the essence of fun that has always drawn audiences to the genre. Critics too noted this, with one, saying, “If wanting to watch fun, quippy characters get into scrapes and survive by the skin of their teeth, on spaceships and alien planets, is wrong, I don’t want to be right. ‘Killjoys’ has just the right mix of guns, high-tech knives, assassins, cage fights, missions to hostile planets, dark secrets, tiny robot weapons and general space headbutting thrills to be the perfect treat for Friday nights.”
Killjoys Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Killjoys’ is led by Hannah John-Kamen (‘Game of Thrones‘), Aaron Ashmore, (‘Smallville‘) and Luke Macfarlane who play Yalena “Dutch” Yardeen, John Andras “Johnny” Jaqobis and D’avin Jaqobis respectively.
Coming to the characters themselves, Dutch is a level five RAC agent who was also raised by a RAC Officer called Khylen. She seems to have a secret history that is explored over the seasons. The Jaqobis are siblings. Johnny starts off as a level three agent but later becomes a level five agent. He has been Dutch’s partner for six years and handles all the technical sides of the missions. D’avin is shown to be a former soldier and experienced fighter. As Johnny’s older brother, he joins the team to help both him and Dutch.
There are several recurring characters who make the show exciting and help portray a planetary system on the brink of war. In the next season, we are likely to see the main characters return, and they might be joined by some new faces, perhaps as bounties to be hunted down, and that is bound to make things more interesting.