SyFy revealed the first trailers and summaries for its new dramas, “Dominion” and “Ascension,” during NBCUniversal’s cable upfront presentation Thursday. Its adaptation of the Terry Gilliam time-travel thriller “12 Monkeys” will premiere in early 2015.
“Dominion,” starring Chris Egan and Anthony Stewart Head, premieres June 19, while Tricia Helfer’s “Ascension” bows in November.
Based on characters from the film “Legion” (2010), “Dominion” is an epic supernatural drama set in a transformed post–apocalyptic future, 25 years after an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged a war of possession against mankind. “Dominion,” produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, is in production in Cape Town, South Africa. The series is executive produced by Vaun Wilmott, Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer, along with Executive Producers Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed the feature film Legion, Michael Litvak and David Lancaster of Bold Films who produced the original film.
In 1963, President Kennedy and the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship “Ascension” to populate a new world, assuring the survival of the human race. “Ascension” is an ambitious original drama created and written by Philip Levens (“Smallville”) who will serve as Executive Producer and showrunner. The series will be produced in Montreal, QC by Sea To Sky Studios in association with Blumhouse Productions. Jason Blum and Mark Stern are executive producers on the project along with Ivan Fecan, Tim Gamble and Brett Burlock on behalf of Sea To Sky Studios. The event series will be co-financed and distributed by Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television.