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SyFy Cancels Dominion

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It’s learned following two seasons that SyFy has cancelled Dominion.

THR reports NBCUniversal has decided to cancel the series, which was based on the 2010 Paul Bettany film Legion.

“Led by [series creator] Vaun Wilmott, the talented cast, producers, writers and crew of Dominion have done a tremendous job bringing this ambitious, cinematic series to the screen over the past two seasons,” said a Syfy in a statement. “We thank them, as well as our producing partners Universal Cable Productions, Bold Films and Film Afrika.”

A reason given for the cancellation of Dominion is that the ratings dropped by 47 percent in the coveted adult 18-49 advertising demographic.

The report also mentions the future of Defiance is up in the air.

While Dominion has been cancelled, SyFy still has a plethora of science-ficiton shows in the works with The Expanse and Childhood’s End coming this December; The Magicians and Hunters are due out in 2016, and new seasons of 12 Monkeys, Killjoys and Dark Matter are in the works.

It’s also stated the David Goyer Superman prequel series, Krypton, is still in development, as well as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Incorporated; Hyperion, Brave New World and The Final Odyssey.

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Watch: SyFy’s Dominion Season 2 “All Will Be Judged” Trailer

All will be judged when Season 2 of Dominion returns to SyFy.

Check out a new trailer above.

The series returns July 9 at 10/9c.

Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after “The Extinction War,” when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes of this long battle are newly fortified cities which protect human survivors. At the center of the series is the city of Vega, a glistening empire that has formed from the ruins of what was once Las Vegas. Dominion Stars: Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head and Luke Allen-Gale.

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Dominion Season 2 Launch Trailer

Watch the Season 2 launch trailer for SyFy’s Dominion above.

The series returns July 9 at 10/9c.

Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after “The Extinction War,” when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes of this long battle are newly fortified cities which protect human survivors. At the center of the series is the city of Vega, a glistening empire that has formed from the ruins of what was once Las Vegas. Dominion Stars: Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head, Luke Allen-Gale

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SyFy Reveals Summer 2015 Programming Schedule

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SyFy revealed details for their Summer programming schedule lineup which includes three new series, three returnign series and Summertime’s must-watch event, Sharknado 3.

Syfy continues to roll out an ambitious slate of original programming, with its Summer 2015 programming schedule announced today. The slate includes two new scripted series: Killjoys, from the producers of Orphan Black, and Dark Matter, from the writers of Stargate Atlantis. Also on tap are the new unscripted game show Geeks Who Drink, hosted and executive produced by Zachary Levi; and returning seasons of scripted originals Defiance and Dominion, as well as fan-favorite Face Off. And of course, it wouldn’t be summer without Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, which anchors Syfy’s second annual Sharknado Week this July.

 

Syfy’s 2015 Summer Programming Highlights (all times ET/PT)

 

JUNE

Syfy’s new 8-11PM scripted programming block kicks off Friday, June 12 at 8PM with the two-hour premiere of Defiance, followed by the debut of Dark Matter at 10PM. On Friday, June 19, Killjoys joins the schedule, premiering at 9PM.

 

DEFIANCE (SEASON 3 PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 12 at 8PM

Defiance is the story of a ravaged planet Earth thirty-five years in the future, the lives of its citizens permanently altered following the sudden arrival of seven alien races. In this unknown and unpredictable landscape, the diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Following the events of last season’s cliffhanger finale, the series’ two-hour Season 3 premiere opens on the eve of an impending military siege – and the surprise arrival of the mysterious and nearly extinct Omec, an alien race of warriors.

The new season features cast additions Lee Tergesen (The Americans) as military leader General Rahm Tak, Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained) as Kindzi and Conrad Coates (The Strain) as her father, T’evgin. Returning cast includes Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene and Jesse Rath. Kevin Murphy (Desperate HousewivesCaprica) resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner.

 

DARK MATTER (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 12 at 10PM

In the new original series Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship awakens with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage fueled by vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.

Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise, and developed with Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl), the series features Melissa O’Neil (Broadway’s Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop) and Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), with Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl). The 13 one-hour episodes are based on the graphic novel Dark Matter, also by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics.

 

KILLJOYS (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 19 at 9PM

Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war.

From Temple Street Productions, the producers of Orphan Black, and writer and showrunner Michelle Lovretta, creator of Lost Girl, the original, 10-episode Syfy series stars Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13).

 

JULY

 

DOMINION (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)

Premieres Thursday, July 9 at 10PM

Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is set in a post-apocalyptic future, 25 years after an army of lower angels waged an epic war against mankind. The series follows the reluctant “Chosen One,” Alex (Christopher Egan), who must fight to save humanity from the angels that are hell-bent on destroying them. In Dominion’s second season, humankind continues its struggle against the army of angels

 

GEEKS WHO DRINK (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Thursday, July 16 at 11:30PM

Zachary Levi executive produces and hosts this new, original weekly game show based on the nationwide pub trivia contest of the same name. In each installment, two teams of self-proclaimed “trivia geeks” (including a celebrity captain) battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction. After three rounds of raucous game-play and (mostly) friendly competition, the winning team will earn bragging rights, a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leaderboard and a bevy of prizes to geek out over.

 

SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres Wednesday, July 22 at 9PM

The global pop culture sensation returns to cause mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida. The two-hour original movie stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff (Fin’s father, Gil), Bo Derek (April’s mother, May), Ryan Newman (April and Fin’s daughter, Claudia Shepard), and Jack Griffo (Claudia’s friend, Billy).

Additional announced cameos include Mark Cuban (President of the United States), Ann Coulter (Vice President of the United States), Michele Bachmann, Kathie Lee and Hoda; Frankie Muniz; Anthony Weiner; Jerry Springer; Washington Redskins Ryan Kerrigan and Tom Compton, *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick, and Chris Jericho. A production of The Asylum, Sharknado 3 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.

 

SHARKNADO WEEK (PROGRAMMING EVENT)

Premieres Saturday, July 18 to Saturday, July 25

The second annual SHARKNADO WEEK will feature seven original movies, including:

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

Sharktopus Vs. Whale Wolf (Roger Corman’s third installment of the ‘Sharktopus’ franchise, starring Casper Van Dien)

3-Headed Shark Attack (starring Danny Trejo)

Roboshark

Mega Shark Vs. Kolossus (starring Illeana Douglas)

Zombie Shark (starring Jason London)

The world premiere of Lavalantula, starring Steve Guttenberg and fellow Police Academy alums Leslie Easterbrook and Michael Winslow, as they battle lava-breathing tarantulas threatening to destroy Los Angeles.

 

FACE OFF  (SEASON 9 PREMIERE)

Premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 9PM

In the hit competition series Face Off, special effects make-up artists participate in elaborate challenges to create amazing works of living art. The series’ ninth season will include its 100th episode.

McKenzie Westmore hosts, with Ve Neill (The Hunger GamesPirates of the Caribbean), Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New YorkHeroesLegion) and Neville Page (AvatarPrometheus) returning as judges. Hollywood makeup legend Michael Westmore (Star Trek) serves as the contestant mentor.

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SyFy Renews Defiance & Dominion

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SyFy has announced they have renewed their popular series Defiance and Dominion for new seasons.

A third season for its original series Defiance is on the way, giving a 13-episode order to the action packed drama, and a second season for the epic supernatural thriller Dominion, which will also consist of 13 episodes.  

Both series are produced by Universal Cable Productions and are slated to return with all-new episodes in 2015.

Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica, Hellcats) will resume his role as executive producer and showrunner of Defiance while Vaun Wilmott (Sons of Anarchy) will continue to fill the same posts for Dominion. 

Season to date, Dominion and Defiance are the top two cable programs in the Thursday 8-10pm time period among P25-54s.  With most current Live+7 data, both series are averaging 2.7 million total viewers, 1.2 million viewers 18-49 and 1.4 million viewers 25-54. Drawing an especially engaged social audience, Dominion was the most social drama on Thursdays across all of TV in tweets (15.4K) and tweets per unique (8.0). 

Set in the near future, Defiance features an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races.  In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully.  Redefining the transmedia experience, Defiance has distinguished itself with an unprecedented partnership between Syfy and Trion Worlds, by creating the first-ever true convergence of television and online gaming. 

Based on characters from the hit theatrical 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.  The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes, are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control over the people 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 escalates between the human race and the angels that are hell-bent on destroying humanity.  Dominion is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films.

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SyFy Defiance & Dominion Episode 3 Preview Trailers

SyFy sent over previews for the next episodes of Defiance and Dominion.

On DefianceStahma learns that Datak is coming home and schemes on ways to keep him from re-claiming power. Meanwhile, Irzi’s influence on Irisa continues to grow. Watch a sneak peek of the episode below, as well as an Inside Defiance look at episode two. 

Then, on Dominion, Alex comes face-to-face with a deadly angel after leaving Vega to look for answers about his past. See what is to come in the preview below. You should also check out a behind-the-scenes look at episode two.

 

DEFIANCE

In My Secret Life – Sneak Peek

SUMMARY: Irisa seeks to escape Irzu’s grip, but there is always life in death. Don’t miss season two of Defiance, Thursdays at 8|7c.

 

Episode 2 – Inside Defiance

SUMMARY: The cast discusses the different storylines in episode two

 

DOMINION

Broken Places – Preview

SUMMARY: Catch the next episode of Dominion, tomorrow at 9/8c.

 

Inside Dominion – Episode 2

SUMMARY: Get a behind-the-scenes look at Dominion, episode 2, straight from the producers.

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SyFy Defiance & Dominion Episode 2 Preview Trailers

SyFy sent over previews for the next episodes of Defiance and Dominion.

 

Defiance — Airs Thursdays at 8/7c

 Nolan and Irisa get a warm Defiance welcome from the occupying E-Rep. Alak rights wrongs he didn’t commit. No one is safe in Season 2 of Defiance.

 

Dominion — Airs Thursdays at 9/8c

A flashback ambush with the Chosen One paints angels in a terrifying new light! Don’t miss an all-new Dominion.

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Dominion Season 1 Preview

SyFy released an extended preview for season 1 of Dominion.

Dominion premiers June 19th at 9pm ET starring Shivani Ghai as Arika, Anthony Stewart Head as Senator David Whele, Rosalind Halstead as Senator Becca Thorn, Alan Dale as General Riesen, Carl Beukes as Archangel Gabriel, Luke Allen-Gale as William Whele, Roxanne McKee as Claire Riesen, Christopher Egan as Alex Lannon and Tom Wisdom as Archangel Michael.

Synopsis:

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 perilousjourney as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.

Dominion, produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, is in production inCape 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 whoproduced the original film.

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Dominion Season 1: Our Fate Trailer

SyFy released a new trailer for Dominion with “Our Fate.”

Dominion premiers June 19th at 9pm ET starring Shivani Ghai as Arika, Anthony Stewart Head as Senator David Whele, Rosalind Halstead as Senator Becca Thorn, Alan Dale as General Riesen, Carl Beukes as Archangel Gabriel, Luke Allen-Gale as William Whele, Roxanne McKee as Claire Riesen, Christopher Egan as Alex Lannon and Tom Wisdom as Archangel Michael.

Synopsis:

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, produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, is in production inCape 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 whoproduced the original film.

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SyFy Dominion Poster

SyFy released the following poster to promote their upcoming Dominion series.

Dominion premiers June 19 at 9|8c on Syfy.

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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).

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 anarmy 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, 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.

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Watch: SyFy Dominion Season 2 Launch Trailer

SyFy released a short launch trailer for their upcoming new Dominion series, which is based on the 2010 Paul Bettany Legion movie.

Heaven brings hell on earth. June 19 at 9|8c on Syfy.

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).

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, 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.

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SyFy Dominion Teaser

Below you can check out a short teaser for SyFy‘s Dominion, which is based on the 2010 Legion movie.

Dominion premiers Thursday, June 19th at 9pm ET.

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).

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, 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.

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SyFy Announces New Thursday Lineup With Defiance & Dominion

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Starting in June, SyFy has announced an all new line up for Thursday nights including Defiance and Dominion.

See full details below.

 

Press Release

SYFY UNVEILS BRAND NEW THURSDAY NIGHT LINEUP BEGINNING JUNE 19

DEFIANCE SEASON TWO PREMIERE TO AIR AT 8PM ET/PT

DOMINION SERIES PREMIERE TO AIR AT 9PM ET/PT

 

NEW YORK – March 28, 2014 – This June, Syfy furthers its commitment to premium scripted programming by dedicating an all-new night to original dramas. Beginning June 19, Syfy will kick off its new Thursday night block with the one-two punch of the season two premiere of Defiance, followed by the series premiere of Syfy’s newest scripted series, Dominion.

As the story of Defiance resumes, the lives of the townspeople are in drastic turmoil. The Earth Republic has assumed control of the town, with far-reaching consequences including a new mayor. Nolan (Grant Bowler) traverses the badlands to find a lost Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas), Amanda (Julie Benz) has an unexpected new role in the town as she searches for Kenya and the Tarr family desperately tries to keep control of their criminal empire in the midst of dramatic changes. Joining the cast this season are James Murray as new mayor Niles Pottinger, Anna Hopkins as Earth Republic soldier Jessica “Berlin” Rai and William Atherton as Earth Republic official Viceroy Mercado.

Immediately following the return of DefianceSyfy will air the 90-minute series premiere of Dominion at 9PM ET/PT.

Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years after the events of the movie and picking up in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind that has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.

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).

About Defiance

Defiance is an unprecedented partnership between Syfy and Trion Worlds and the first-ever convergence of television and online gaming, featuring an interconnected world and storylines that co-exist on both platforms.

Grant Bowler will return as Nolan, along with Julie Benz as Amanda Rosewater, Stephanie Leonidas as Irisa Nolan, Tony Curran as Datak Tarr, Jaime Murray as Stahma Tarr, Graham Greene as Rafe McCawley and Jesse Rath as Alak Tarr. The cast also features Dewshane Williams as Tommy, Trenna Keating as Doc Yewll, Justin Rain as Quentin McCawley and Nicole Munoz as Christie McCawley.

Kevin Murphy (Desperate HousewivesCaprica) resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner. Smallville’s Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin return as executive producers for season two and Michael Taylor serves as consulting producer. Michael Nankin (co-executive producer) is set to direct the season two opener. 

About Dominion

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, 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.

Film Afrika serves as the local production entity in South Africa.

About Universal Cable Productions

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Playing House,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Defiance,” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy and “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

About Bold Films

Bold Films is an independent production and film finance company dedicated to providing an artistic haven for filmmakers. The company recently wrapped its third production with Academy Award®-nominated actor Ryan Gosling on HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER. The film, which marks Gosling’s debut as writer and director, stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes.

Bold also produced and financed WHIPLASH, which won the U.S. Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film, from emerging writer-director Damien Chazelle, stars Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist. Bold produced the film alongside Blumhouse Productions and Right of Way Films. Sony Pictures Classics is the domestic distributor of the film, which will be released this year.

Bold recently wrapped production on NIGHTCRAWLER starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton. Dan Gilroy wrote the script and is directing the film produced by Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, and Gyllenhaal, along with Bold. They are also financing and producing THE COUP, starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. The action thriller was written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle and is being directed by John Erick Dowdle. Drew Dowdle is also producing.

Recent releases include ONLY GOD FORGIVES, directed by Nicolas Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas. Bold also produced the award-winning film DRIVE.

In television, Bold Television is producing THE BLACK BOX, a 13-episode drama scheduled to air on the ABC Television Network. The company is also producing the drama DOMINION for Syfy along with Universal Cable Productions.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (SyfyVentures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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Watch The SyFy Dominion Teaser

SyFy released a short teaser for their new upcoming series Dominion.

Based on characters from the 2010 film Legion, Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.

Dominion premieres in June 2014.

 

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SyFy Announces Additional Casting For Dominion

Press Release

SYFY ROUNDS OUT CAST FOR DOMINION PILOT

ANTHONY STEWART HEAD IS “DAVID WEEL,” ROXANNE MCKEE TO PLAY “CLAIRE RYSEN,” LUKE ALLEN-GALE IS “WILLIAM WEEL,” AND SHIVANI GHAI GUEST STARS AS “ARIKA” IN SUPERNATURAL SERIES PILOT PRODUCED BY UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS

 

NEW YORK – September 24, 2013 – Syfy announces additional casting for its upcoming supernatural drama pilot, Dominion with the signings of Anthony Stewart Head, Roxanne McKee, Luke Allen-Gale and guest star Shivani Ghai. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the pilot is set to begin shooting this month in Cape Town, South Africa.

Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years after the events of the movie and picking up in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind that has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.

Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed Legion, is back to direct the pilot, and is one of the project’s Executive Producers. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster of Bold Films, who produced the film Legion, are also Executive Producers. Vaun Wilmott wrote the pilot and is Co-Executive Producer.

Anthony Stewart Head plays “David Weel,” the power hungry president of the Senate of Vega (formerly Las Vegas) who is frequently at odds with General Rysen, the city’s military leader. David is willing to do whatever he believes is right to protect the city and his position leading it.

Anthony Stewart Head’s lengthy television career has encompassed iconic starring roles in worldwide hit series including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain, Manchild and Free Agents. Head has also guest starred on numerous series including Highlander, Doctor Who, NYPD Blue, Spooks and, most recently on Syfy’s Warehouse 13. His feature film roles include The Iron Lady, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Repo! The Genetic Opera and Imagine Me & You. Head’s various West End stage credits include Six Degrees of Separation for the Old Vic and the London revival of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He is represented by Donna French of Gordon & French.

Roxanne McKee plays “Claire Rysen,” the closest thing that Vega has to a princess. As the daughter of General Rysen – the man who led humans to victory against the angels during the Extermination War – she is a member of the highest class in Vega’s stratified society. Claire is also strong-willed and much tougher than she seems.

Roxanne McKee was born in Canada but brought up in England. She completed a BA degree in Politics at the University of London before being cast from an open casting for the popular British series Hollyoaks in which she played Louise Summers. Her career since has included roles in the series Lip Service for the BBC and the feature films Ironclad: Battle for Blood and Fox’s Wrong Turn 5. She is perhaps best known for playing Doreah in Game of Thrones for HBO based on the best-selling novels by George RR Martin. Roxanne will also appear in the upcoming feature, Hercules 3D. She is represented by Curtis Brown, Insight Entertainment and ICM.

Luke Allen-Gale plays “William Weel,” the scion of Vega’s other powerful ruling family. Unlike his cunning politician father David, William is a man of the people and Head of the Church of the Savior.

Trained at The Drama Centre London, Luke Allen-Gale made his acting debut in 2008 on Wallander. Best known for his UK starring roles as Dr. Springer in Monroe and the Channel 4 miniseries The Promise, Allen-Gale recently had a recurring role in The Borgias in the US. He has guest starred on popular TV series including Ripper Street, Endeavour, Death in Paradise and Midsomer Murders. Allen-Gale was also onstage in London’s West End production of The American Plan and can be seen in the feature films Captain America and Undead Union. He is represented by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin UK.

Shivani Ghai plays “Arika,” a lead diplomat sent from Helena, a mysterious and militant matriarchal society in what was once Salt Lake City, which maintains a tenuous peace with Vega.

Shivani Ghai established herself in Gurinda Chadha’s romantic musical Bride & Prejudice. She appeared on American television in HBO’s Five Days and House of Saddam, and hit mini-series The Bible for History. On film she’s also appeared in the features Cleanskin opposite Sean Bean and Everywhere and Nowhere directed by Menhaj Huda. She will star as a regular in the up and coming Ambassadors, the new Mitchell & Webb series for BBC, and had guest appearances and recurring roles on the British television series Sinchronicity, Identity and EastEnders as well as Italian television’s Un Medico in famiglia. Ghai is represented in London by agent Gavin Denton-Jones of Creative Artists Management and in Los Angeles by agent Steven Jang of SDB Partners and manager Tim Taylor of Luber Roklin.

About Bold Films

Bold Films is an independent production and film finance company dedicated to providing an artistic haven for filmmakers. The company recently wrapped its third production with Academy Award®-nominated actor Ryan Gosling on HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER. The film, which marks Gosling’s debut as writer and director, stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes.

Current recent releases include ONLY GOD FORGIVES, directed by Nicolas Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas and EVIDENCE, starring Stephen Moyer, Radha Mitchell, Torrey DeVitto and Caitlin Stasey. Bold also produced the award-winning film DRIVE.

In October, the company will begin production on NIGHTCRAWLER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. Dan Gilroy wrote the script and is directing the film. Bold just started production on WHIPLASH, the next feature from emerging writer-director Damien Chazelle. Bold will finance the film and will produce alongside Blumhouse Productions and Right of Way Films. Bold recently announced that the company is financing and producing THE COUP, starring Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan. The action thriller was written by Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle and will be directed by John Erick Dowdle.

Bold is in pre-production on THE BLACK BOX, a 13-episode drama scheduled to air on the ABC Television Network.

About Universal Cable Productions

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Playing House,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Defiance,” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy and “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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SyFy Casts Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom and Alan Dale For Dominion

Press Release

SYFY CASTS CHRISTOPHER EGAN, TOM WISDOM AND ALAN DALE FOR DOMINION

EGAN TO PLAY “ALEX LANNEN,” WISDOM IS “MICHAEL” AND DALE IS “GENERAL RYSEN” IN SUPERNATURAL SERIES PILOT PRODUCED BY UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS

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NEW YORK – September 6, 2013 – Syfy announces the first casting for its upcoming supernatural drama pilot, Dominion, with the signings of Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom and Alan Dale. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the pilot is set to begin shooting later this month in Cape Town, South Africa.

Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years after the events of the movie and picking up in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind that has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.

Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed Legion, is back to direct the pilot, and is one of the project’s Executive Producers. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster of Bold Films, who produced the film Legion, are also Executive Producers. Vaun Wilmott wrote the pilot and is Co-Executive Producer.

Christopher Egan plays “Alex Lannen,” an orphan with both a rebellious and protective streak. Handsome, heroic and fearless, Alex is classified as a “grunt” soldier in Michael’s Archangel Corp but he is destined for more than his lowly classification in Vega’s post-Extermination War society might indicate.

Among his long list of film and television credits in the US and Australia, Christopher Egan was the lead in Ryan Murphy’s pilot Pretty Handsome for HBO, and went on to star in the NBC series, Kings. He played the lead opposite Amanda Seyfried in Gary Winnick’s Letters to Juliet for Summit. Most recently, he starred in ABC pilots Poe, Beauty and the Beast, and Gothica. Christopher is represented by WME, Anonymous Content, and lawyer Karl Austen.

Tom Wisdom plays “Michael,” the greatest of the warrior archangels. Scarred by millennia of battle, Michael is stoic, inscrutable and haunted. Instrumental in helping humanity defeat the angels during the Extermination War, Michael is now entrenched in Vega, using his superior supernatural abilities to defend the city’s inhabitants from enemy attacks.

Tom Wisdom is a British theater, film and television actor. His feature film credits include 300, Pirate Radio, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 and The Lightkeepers co-starring Richard Dreyfuss. This fall he co-stars as Count Paris in Romeo and Juliet with Hailee Steinfeld, Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Wisdom also starred in the U.K. television movie Sword of Honour and played a recurring role on the series, Above Suspicion. He is represented by UTA, Emptage Hallett, and Affirmative Entertainment.

Alan Dale plays “Rysen,” the general who led the humans to victory against the angels during the “Extermination War.” Responsibilities weigh heavily upon him as ruler of Vega (once known as Las Vegas), one of four cities left standing after the war. He now finds himself negotiating politics in the heavily militarized city, maintaining calm over its stratified society and keeping a watchful eye on his daughter, Claire. 

Born and raised in New Zealand, Alan Dale began his acting career in Australia. On American television he has played regular roles on The OC and Ugly Betty, as well as recurring and guest starring roles on Lost, 24, NCIS, Entourage, The Killing, Hot in Cleveland and Once Upon a Time. On the big screen he has appeared in the feature films Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Star Trek Nemesis. He can also be seen in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the independent film, Grace. Dale was also onstage in London’s West End production of Spamalot. Dale is represented by APA and Management 360.

About Bold Films

Bold Films is an independent production and film finance company dedicated to providing an artistic haven for filmmakers. The company recently wrapped its third production with Academy Award®-nominated actor Ryan Gosling on HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER. The film, which marks Gosling’s debut as writer and director, stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes.

Current recent releases include ONLY GOD FORGIVES, directed by Nicolas Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas and EVIDENCE, starring Stephen Moyer, Radha Mitchell, Torrey DeVitto and Caitlin Stasey. Bold also produced the award-winning film DRIVE.

In October, the company will begin production on NIGHTCRAWLER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. Dan Gilroy wrote the script and is directing the film. Bold will also produce and finance WHIPLASH, the next feature from emerging writer-director Damien Chazelle. Bold will produce the film alongside Blumhouse Productions and Right of Way Films. Bold recently announced that the company is financing and producing THE COUP, starring Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan. The action thriller was written by Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle and will be directed by John Erick Dowdle.

About Universal Cable Productions

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Playing House,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Defiance,” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy and “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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SyFy Orders 90-minute pilot for Dominion; Based On Paul Bettany’s Legion

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:661:]]Back in February of 2012, it was first reported that SyFy was developing a new series based on the 2010 Paul Bettany fallen angel movie, Legion.

Now SyFy has announced that they have ordered a 90-minute pilot for the new series, which is titled Dominion.

Deadline reports that the director/co-writer of the original movie, Scott Stewart, is directing the pilot, written by Sons Of Anarchy‘s Vaun Wilmott.

Dominion is described as: An epic supernatural action drama set 25 years in the future after a war between an army of angels and mankind has transformed the world. It follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity.

Stewart’s Dominion joins a slate of recently announced shows on SyFy that are attached to popular creators and movies with The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel producer Chuck Roven’s 12 Monkeys, Bryan Fuller’s High Moon, and M. Night Shymalan’s Proof.

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SyFy Developing Paul Bettany’s Legion To TV Series

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SyFy is developing a TV series based off Legion, the supernatural apocalyptic horror movie that starred Paul Bettany and Adrian Palicki.

The series will be helmed and produced by Scott Stewart, the original director on the 2010 movie.

Sons of Anarchy writer Vaun Wilmott will be on as the series writer.

The original saw Bettany play the role of Archangel Michael as he disobeyed God to save humanity from the Apocalypse.

Overall, I really enjoyed Legion and thought it was well done for a sorta-“B” flick. Great movie to check out on NetFlix.

I’ll be looking forward to this.

(via Deadline)