Syfy’s ‘Legion’ TV Sequel ‘Dominion’ Ordered to Series
Well, we could have seen that coming. A few scant weeks after Syfy’s ‘12 Monkeys‘ TV pilot had begun casting, so too has the cable network’s other high-profile sci-fi adaptation series ‘Dominion‘ been greenlit for a full series. The new incarnation draws from the events of Paul Bettany angel thriller ‘Legion,’ but what will the TV series chronicle?
“Following the critical success of ‘Defiance’ and the upcoming Ron Moore thriller ‘Helix,’ ‘Dominion’ will be the next major addition to Syfy’s growing slate of high quality scripted series,” said Syfy president Dave Howe in the announcement, which noted ‘Dominion’ as a working title. ”‘Dominion’ will continue Syfy’s new strategy to commission stand-out genre series that deliver the high stakes, sci-fi/fantasy experience our audience demands and embraces.”
Reads the official logline for the series:
Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is an epic Supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25 year-long battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.
Dominion stars Christopher Egan (‘Kings’), Tom Wisdom (‘300‘), Roxanne McKee (‘Game of Thrones‘), Alan Dale (‘LOST‘), Anthony Stewart Head (‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘) and Luke Allen-Gale (‘The Borgias‘).
‘Dominion’ will produce a 90-minute pilot/movie directed by the feature’s director and co-writer Scott Stewart, while ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ writer Vaun Wilmott will pen the script. Take a look at the original ‘Legion’ trailer below, and tell us in the comments if you’ll check out ‘Dominion’ in 2014!