Welcome to The Warrant Is All – The Killjoys Podcast
Mark Des Cotes here from Solo Talk Media to tell you about my brand new podcast for the new Space and SyFy show Killjoys that premiers on June 19 here in North America.
In case you’re not familiar with it, KILLJOYS follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters – or “Killjoys” – as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody, class war.
Killjoys is created and written by show runner Michelle Lovretta of Lost Girl fame, and directed by genre guru Chris Grismer who is known for his work on Vampire Diaries plus its spin off The Originals and Pretty Little Liars just to name a few. The show is produced by Executive producers David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions. The same production company behind the hit show Orphan Black, Which coincidentally is one of my other podcasts, The Orphan Black Podcast.
What is Killjoys
To bring you up to speed, here’s the synopsis and main character breakdown that was put out in a press release by Space in Canada and Syfy in the USA.
In a distant Galaxy, the people of the planet Qresh have colonized their three moons, creating four stratified worlds, each defined along socio-economic lines and rife with social unrest. In this planetary unit, known as the Quad, a highly regulated group of bounty hunters, Killjoys, are licensed to pursue a vast range of warrants throughout the galaxy. Killjoys must follow strict rules, and there are harsh consequences for veering from their mantra: “The Warrant is All”. Killjoys are not allowed to take a personal or political side in their mission, which proves to be impossible and near fatal for Dutch. Dutch is a gorgeous, complicated and deadly Killjoy at the top of her game. Her partner, John the Bastard, is a peacemaker who hates conflict.
When John’s incredibly sexy and confident brother D’avin shows up to join the partners, the dysfunctional trio’s lives become intertwined. Confined to close quarters, Dutch, John, and D’avin quickly find themselves caught in a tricky love triangle.
In KILLJOYS, 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 pain, maturity, and a deep solemnity resulting from a dark secret past.
Aaron Ashmore takes on the role of John Jaqobis, a Level 3 Killjoy who, despite his profession, is 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. Give this man any machine or situation, and he can fix it, build it, and fly it.
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, manoeuvres, and hand-to-hand combat make him an instant asset to the Killjoy team.
Now in case you are not familiar with my other two podcasts. The aforementioned The Orphan Black Podcast as well as The Under The Dome podcast both found on my website http://solotalkmedia.com. here’s a little bit of how I work.
Each week I put out two podcast episodes. First a short, usually under 5 minutes, first impression soon after an episode airs. In the Double Take as I call it I ask a few questions about the episode we just saw in the hopes of garnering feedback from you, my listeners. Then, later in the week I put out a full length podcast covering any news about the show and its cast, I follow that with an episode discussion giving my views and theories on the episode and then finish off with submissions from my listeners.
I would love for you to be part of the podcast by sending me your feedback each week. You can do so by typing a message or recording an audio file, my preference, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call my voice feedback line at 1-805-910-7656 where you can leave up to a 3 minute message. And probably the easiest method it to simply visit my website at http://solotalkmedia.com and click on the Send Voicemail tab on the right hand side of the screen. This will allow you to use your computer’s, phone’s or tablet’s built in microphone to record and submit your message.
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So there you have it. Killjoys’ 10 episode first season starts on June 19th and I hope you will join me as I dive into the show each week.
I looked forward to sharing this journey with you.
Until then, Take Care.