There's no need to bid farewell to the Raza. Syfy's Dark Matter is set for a third season, which means Two and her crew are one step closer to completing their five-year arc.

Joseph Mallozzi's space opera will send viewers into the hiatus with a major "holy sh-t" moment that will cause Six's (Roger Cross) traitorous reveal to pale in comparison. Unlike last year, however, fans won't have to wonder if they'll ever get to see the fallout. In fact, the series' writers began fleshing out the third season long before Syfy handed down the renewal.

"Rating are good. Ratings are great. We just got the international ratings [and] we're doing better than season 1 internationally," executive producer Jay firestone told EnStars at San Diego Comic-Con in July, over a month after the writers room reconvened. "Our numbers are really solid for season 2."

Providing the numbers hold, the crew of the Raza has several more seasons to weather. Mallozzi charted out a five-year plan for his characters, and although details may change now and then, Syfy would do fans a great disservice if Dark Matter disappeared before the conclusion of our heroes' journey.

"There were some big changes that we made from the original storyline because what we've done is we've capitalized on the chemistry between the characters. So when they're working we go when direction, if they're not working we go a different direction," Firestone previewed. "The backstories for the characters were already established but how we reveal them is what we're changing."

Find out what's next for Two (Melissa O'Neil), Three (Anthony Lemke), Four (Alex Mallari, Jr.), Five (Jodelle Ferland), Six, and the Android (Zoie Palmer) when Dark Matter airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy. Click the video below to see a preview for the series' next episode, "Take the Shot."