Orphan Black producer's Syfy space adventure Killjoys adds Warehouse 13 alum

The cast list for Syfy’s upcoming space-set action series Killjoys is coming together, and it will apparently feature one very familiar face for fans of the network.

TV Line is reporting Warehouse 13 star Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and British actress Hannah John-Kamen (The Hour) have all scored major, starring roles in the new adventure series.

The series will be heading into deep space to follow 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.

Sounds like it could have a bit of a Farscape vibe, and it comes from the producers of Orphan Black, while the pilot is being written by Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta. We’re definitely encouraged by the Orphan Black pedigree, so fingers crossed.

Ashmore plays John Jaqobis, who is described as “a cheerful peacemaker who prefers not to fight, though his sarcastic wit has put him into the fray enough over the years to teach him how to do it well,” while Macfarlane’s D’avin is apparently a “former soldier whose hard-won expertise in tactics, maneuvers and hand-to-hand combat make him an instant asset to the Killjoy team.”

The only female of the initial trio, John-Kamen, will play the character Dutch. The report describes her as “gorgeous, complicated and deadly” while boasting a “unique gift for earning people’s respect, regardless of their class. But beneath her banter and flirtations, there is a maturity and deep solemnity stemming from a dark past.”

It’s hard to judge much based on casting sides, obviously, but it sounds like the makings of a motley crew that could be entertaining as they fight and tumble across the galaxy. If nothing else, huzzah, another space-based series! Production on the first, 10-episode season is set to start next month. The series is tentatively slated to premiere in 2015 on Syfy.

What do you think of the project and casting news?

(Via TV Line)