Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton is working on a new show, Dark Matter.
According to Wheaton, “The basic premise of the show is: some people wake up from stasis on a space ship, and they have no memories of who they are or why they are there.”
Dark Matter is based on a comic book series of the same name, written by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. Dark Matter was published in 2012.
Wheaton will play Alexander Rook, President and CEO of Dwarf Star Technologies,” said Mallozzi, co-creator of the series. “Suffice it to say, you’ll love him in the role because Wil is positively tearing it up, delivering a performance that is cool, controlled, compassionate, canny, confident, with a touch of creepiness and a dash of Angostura bitters. I was truly heartened by the fact that he clearly gave it a lot of thought prior to his arrival, crafting a charmingly nuanced character in preparation for his scenes and then positively wowing us with his take. He’s been great – and, yesterday, outright outstanding as he served up a three page scene of complex dialogue, maintaining professional focus despite the incessant interruptions of airplanes flying overhead (Yes, we were shooting by the airport).”
“I have had an absolutely wonderful time bringing Alexander Rook to life,” said Wheaton. “In fact, yesterday was the most satisfying dramatic, on-camera acting work I’ve done in years.”
The thirteen one-hour episodes will debut this June on SyFy.